SPEEDWAY: Tigers set to be at full strength

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SHEFFIELD expect to have a full team back in place for their next meeting after owner Neil Machin agreed terms with a rider over the weekend.

Machin has worked tirelessly for the past 10 days trying to find a replacement for injured Dane Klaus Jakobsen and the new man will be unveiled tomorrow.

The new signing is subject to BSPA approval but all being well, will take his place in the Tigers line-up for Thursday’s home Premier League clash with Rye House.

Machin said: “We have been looking for replacements ever since we knew that Klaus’ injury may be more long-term than first thought, and we are delighted with who we have found. It’s been a tough process, but we absolutely believe we have got a great guy.

“We had several boxes we wanted ticking and this rider does just that; he’s enthusiastic, keen and he’s a proven performer. We wanted to make sure we were strengthening the side and we feel we are doing that, for sure.”

The Tigers have relied on guests to cover for Jakobsen and haven’t benefitted so far, but they grabbed their first Premier League away point on Friday at Redcar helped by a man they will face on Thursday - Rye House’s Jason Garrity.

Like joint team manager David Hoggart, Machin was impressed with the youngster.

He said: “Jason’s enthusiasm and sense of humour lit the place up on Friday and he was a breath of fresh air.

“He helped us on the track too of course, but off the track he was great and we thank Jason for his efforts. We have struggled to find guests but Jason was fantastic and we are glad he could help us get our first away point of the season.”