Arthur Sissis is backing Sheffield to bounce back when they face Ipswich at Owlerton tomorrow.
Sissis, back at the club after recovering from a shoulder injury, says injuries to key riders have taken their toll. But with a full-strength team, he believes Tigers still have what it takes to strengthen their place in the play-offs and push for the title. We’ve got a good team this year, and we’ve had a tough run recently but we know what we are capable of” he said. “We haven’t won for four meetings, so hopefully we can turn it around.
“Ipswich are going well, but we’ll be looking to get our confidence up with a win. We want to be in the play-offs and we’re still in a good position, but we need to start winning again, especially at home, to get back into the top two or three.
“We’ve had a bit of bad luck with injuries, Jason Garrity has been missing for a while so hopefully he’ll be back soon then we didn’t have Steady or Dimitri (Berge) at Edinburgh either.
“When we’re at full strength I think we can do really well, so we’ll be hoping for more luck over the rest of the season and make sure we’re in the play-offs.”
There is a chance Garrity will make his return tomorrow after suffering a broken arm in the British Final in June.
He was originally due to make his comeback in the Premier League Fours almost a fortnight ago but wasn’t quite ready.
Ipswich include Great Britain World Cup star Danny King, who won his last ride in the final on Saturday to help the team to a silver medal.
And the Witches have booked Jake Knight at reserve to cover for Oliver Greenwood who has quit the sport.
“It will be a good meeting, I’m sure of that,” said Sissis.
“And if we have Jason back that’s all the better for us.
“Hopefully we can pick up the points and start a good run of results to take us towards the play-offs, that’s what everyone at the club wants.”