Sheffield Tigers: Support can expand after club sale

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Sheffield boss Neil Machin insists the return of Sheffield Eagles to Owlerton won’t impact on Tigers.

Machin is looking to sell the club after a frustrating season and clashes with the sport’s governing body.

Everything is in place for the tapes to go up in March, apart from a new air fence barrier.

He said: “Everything apart from the air fence is good to go. We have a loyal track staff who have given me wonderful support over the last 20 years. All it needs is for a new owner to take over from me with fresh enthusiasm and the facilities are in place for one of the best venues in British Speedwa.

“We have the very best track curator, the very best staff and a solid fan base which has the potential to increase. I am trying to be honest and open with supporters, and am doing all I can to ensure they have a team next season. Ideally I would like to see someone come in and make use of the staff we already have, and it would be nice for David Hoggart and Nigel Hinchliffe to maintain their roles.

“It’s a fabulous venue. It’s a proper multi-purpose stadium these days and naturally I hope that includes speedway next season.”