Sheffield Tigers: Proctor’s enjoying the winning way

Ty Proctor
Ty Proctor
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Ty Proctor is loving the winning habit after making a successful return to the sport with Sheffield.

Proctor, who ended last season on the sidelines through injury, has scored good points in all Sheffield’s meetings to date.

And he’s looking for more when they face Newcastle in a crucial League Cup tie at Owlerton this Thursday.

Tigers remain unbeaten in all competitions at the start of this season and are clear favourites to win their group and progress to the semi-finals of the League Cup.

Proctor said: “Obviously our captain Simon Stead is pretty dominant at this level and Andre Compton has come back like he’s never been away, so things are looking positive. There’s a long way to go but everyone is feeling good about things and we believe we can be challenging for silverware at the end of the season.

“That’s what sport is about, winning trophies, and we believe we’ve got a team capable of doing that for Sheffield this year.”

“Hopefully we can keep our good run going against Newcastle on Thursday and get another good win.

“From a personal point of view I’m really pleased with the way things have gone but I know there is more improvement in me.”

Tigers star Josh Bates takes his place in the British Under 21 Final at Coventry tonight where he will defend the title he won at Wolverhampton a year ago.

He said: “It was a special moment for me when I won that title and I just want to go out there and do my best at Coventry.

“Obviously if I can win it again it would be a dream come true for me. I’m hoping a few Sheffield fans will make the trip to support me, it should be a good meeting.”