The best is yet to come from Sheffield Tigers says skipper Simon Stead

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Sheffield skipper Simon Stead has warned their Premier League rivals there is still more to come from his side.

After a tough run of meetings in July, they have responded with two impressive home wins over high-flying Somerset and Edinburgh.

While Stead admits he has been happy with the back-to-back home victories, the 34-year-old believes the Tigers still have more to offer.

Said Stead: “We’ve had some pretty good wins this year but there haven’t been too many times where we’ve all been at the top of our game at the same time.

“Every single one of us has had good meetings here and there but there just always seems to be one or two riders who don’t quite score what they’d expect themselves too.

“The two reserves (Arthur Sissis and Nathan Greaves) in particular have been struggling in recent weeks.

“When you look at the league table, the teams who are up there are the ones where both reserves are going good.

“There’s certainly no doubting their effort but maybe just a little bit more thought and confidence needs to go into it for them.

“If they’re not happy with their equipment then maybe it’s worth spending what they can afford to upgrade and end their season on a high, who knows.

“We all know there’s improvements to all of our own performances that can be made and if we work on those and everything suddenly clicks for everyone one night then someone could be on the receiving end of a good beating from us at some point.

“I’m confident we’ve got the team who can go all the way this year.

“We all know just how much it means to the promotion and to the supporters and it would mean a lot to us as a group as well.”

The Tigers host rivals Scunthorpe at Owlerton on Thursday as they target another crucial three Premier League points.