Kyle Howarth out to complete a double with Sheffield Tigers speedway club

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Sheffield star Kyle Howarth is eyeing an unprecedented league title double as the Tigers gear up for Thursday’s crunch clash with Glasgow.

The Owlerton outfit will host the first leg of their Premier League Play-Off semi-final after a dramatic quarter-final success over Newcastle.

Howarth lifted the Elite League title with Wolverhampton last week – and he is desperate to help the injury-hit Tigers achieve similar success.

He acknowledges they will be underdogs against Glasgow, although he sees no reason why they can’t repeat their shock quarter-final triumph to move a step closer to their first Premier League title since 2002.

Howarth said: “It was a very big week for Wolverhampton and myself. We knew it would be hard but to win the Elite League was an amazing feeling.

“We’ve made it into the play-offs with Sheffield as well, and we had a massive result beating Newcastle the other week.

“To get the double would be incredible for myself, so I’d love us to try and go all the way.

“It won’t be easy, Glasgow are a good team and have plenty of strength throughout the side but there’s no reason why we can’t beat them over two legs.

“We were a bit shocked ourselves with the result at Newcastle. I don’t think anybody expected it really, but it just shows anything is possible.

“There is no reason why we can’t do the same against Glasgow. We’re more than capable of winning at home on Thursday and taking a lead to their place to defend.”

“It’s been a good run of form for me, and I’ve been scoring double figures home and away. I’ve potentially only got one more week of speedway left so I want to finish strong and keep it going as long as possible.

“We’re missing two good riders in Steady and Jason Garrity, and being without Dimitri (Berge) is a blow as well.

“I know it’s important for me to keep winning races and scoring points for the team, so hopefully I can do well.”