Sheffield Tigers: Riders cannot afford to drop their heads after results

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Ty Proctor is hoping a busier spell of racing will help Sheffield find some form – starting tonight.

Tigers face Rye House with vital Premier League points on the line and Proctor says more meetings between now and the end of the season can only help.

He said: “I think the biggest issue for the team has been the number of rain-offs we’ve had, it has put us on the back foot.

“It’s not so bad for the likes of me, Simon (Stead) and Josh (Bates) who are riding a lot elsewhere in the other leagues, but for the rest of the riders who are only riding for Sheffield it’s been tough.

“It’s unfortunate that the rest of the boys only have one league, because track-time is crucial and a lot of our riders have been lacking that.

“We’re all working hard to try and find some form as a team, and start winning meetings which is what it’s all about.

“We know we haven’t been riding as well as we should be recently, but we have a great team spirit which makes me think we can get through it.

“We don’t get down and we don’t drop our heads and we are all working extremely hard, so hopefully that will pay off soon starting with a win against Rye House.”

Sheffield are unchanged from the side which drew with Berwick last week. Rye House include Steve Boxall, one of the stars of the recent British Final who qualified for next week’s British Grand Prix at Cardiff as one of the reserves.

SHEFFIELD: Simon Stead, Simon Nielsen, Leigh Lanham, Andre Compton, Ty Proctor, Taylor Poole, Josh Bates.