Sheffield Tigers: Young star guests in finale

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Richie Worrall, one of Great Britain’s bright hopes for the future, will be in Sheffield’s colours for their final Premier League outing of the season against Somerset at Owlerton tonight (7.45).

Worrall comes in for injured skipper Simon Stead after agreeing to make a guest appearance.

Another talented youngster, former Tigers mascot Max Clegg, will ride in place of Simon Lambert at reserve.

Clegg, from Brighouse, is currently learning his trade in the third tier with Dudley Heathens and is tipped for a good career in the sport.

Tigers team boss David Hoggart said: “We are pleased to have both Richie and Max in the team for what promises to be a tough meeting.

“Richie was in contention for a place in the Great Britain World Cup team in the summer and has continued his progress well within the sport.

“Young Max will benefit from the experience I’m sure. He’s done a lot of practice laps here and we welcome him into the side.

“Somerset are a fantastic outfit with some of the top riders in the Premier League and we know how hard it will be because they are sure to want an away win.

“They will be pushing for the league title in the play-offs but from our point of view we want to wrap up our league campaign with a good performance.

“I expect a very good night of racing and I’m sure the fans will get good value for their money.”

Jason Doyle, who rode for Australia in the World Cup, leads the Rebels challenge and he has good support from fellow countryman Josh Grajczonek who has been in fine form for Poole in their push for an Elite League play-off spot.

Buxton rider Charles Wright has also been added to the side and impressed on his debut last week.

SHEFFIELD: Richie Worrall, Andre Compton, Ricky Wells, Danny Maassen, Adam Roynon R/R, Max Clegg, Facundo Albin.

SOMERSET: Jason Doyle, Kyle Newman, Alex Davies, Nick Morris, Josh Grajczonek, Charles Wright, Oliver Greenwood.