TIGERS are on a revenge mission when they face reigning champions Glasgow in tonight’s League Cup action at Owlerton (7.45).
Sheffield were humbled by their Scottish rivals almost a fortnight ago as they went down 54-39, and Glasgow also pipped them to the title last year after a hard-fought battle.
Club owner Neil Machin insists it’s time to put the record straight – particularly after some ill feeling crept in between the two sets of managements last season.
He said: “The league champions are in town and make no mistake about it, we are very much after revenge after the result a couple of Sunday’s ago.
“We were soundly beaten by the Glasgow side and that was off the back of a couple of good results against Redcar, so we were very disappointed. The track caught us out somewhat so we are looking to hit back and get one over them on Thursday; it’s a huge meeting. We are almost starting our campaign again after all the postponements so it’s vital that we get back to winning ways.
“Glasgow have a dangerous side, led by a man who was excellent in the Shane Parker Testimonial meeting at the start of the year in Joe Screen. We saw what he is capable of in that meeting and he will be a big threat to us.”
Sheffield expect to be at full strength, with Klaus Jakobsen returning from injury after a short lay-off.
Ricky Wells is also fit and full of confidence after an excellent display for his Elite League club Wolverhampton in front of the Sky cameras on Monday.
SHEFFIELD: Pepe Franc, Hugh Skidmore, Ricky Wells, Richard Hall, Emiliano Sanchez, Joe Haines, Klaus Jakobsen.