David Bellego makes his Sheffield return tomorrow - and he’s delighted to be back.
The 22-year-old Frenchman was enjoying an impressive start to life with the Tigers, scoring consistently and was part of a team who won their opening six meetings of the season.
But a Heat 15 crash in the meeting at Rye House saw both Bellego and club No.1 Simon Stead involved in an horrific incident which put both riders on the sidelines.
Bellego will be back in the side against Glasgow at Owlerton tomorrow as a replacement for Ty Proctor, who is back in Australia after a visa issue.
Said Bellego: “I was very upset and unhappy with what happened with Steady at Rye House and I felt bad for some time after.
“Not only did I hurt myself but I got my team rider and friend hurt too and that wasn’t nice. It was bad for the whole team too because we’d all been working really well together and we’d been getting some really good results.
“I was having a pretty good season up until my crash and I’m very grateful to be given another chance to race for Sheffield again.
“I’m very happy to be back in the team and racing with the boys once again. I love it at Sheffield; I really enjoy racing the track, the promotion are very nice people, the riders are a great laugh and the fans have been amazing.
“Since my injury they’ve sent me messages and cards and they have been very special and I can’t wait to see all of these people again.
“Since I’ve been away the team have had some good riders riding for them and they’ve had some disappointing results here and there but they’ve still shown what they can do in other meetings too.
“Glasgow will be a good meeting for me to come back to – they’re a good strong team with some very quick riders but I’m sure we can get a win if we all race how we know we can.
“I’d love to get a big score on my first meeting back in England and it would be even better if the team could get a big win for sure.
“I want to enjoy the rest of this season and hopefully we can win some competitions.”