Tigers demand the points with protest unresolved

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SHEFFIELD are still awaiting the official verdict on their postponed trip to Glasgow in late-May – but owner Neil Machin wants the points awarded to his side.

Tigers were left staggered when the match was called off due to a waterlogged track, with top rider Shane Parker having already travelled to Ashfield and reporting back that the circuit was in perfect condition. Sheffield believe it is far more than coincidence that Glasgow, who took over at the top of the Premier League table last weekend, would have been without several key riders for what would have been one of their toughest home matches of the season.

Machin immediately lodged an official protest with the Speedway Control Bureau but the outcome is yet to be announced – and he also confirmed that the two clubs have yet to even discuss a re-staging date.

He said: “We are still awaiting a response from the SCB who say they are weighing up the evidence both from Glasgow and from ourselves.

“It’s something we haven’t forgotten about and neither have our supporters and it is important that this matter is dealt with properly.

“Ideally we want the points awarding although Glasgow have still have to come back to us with a date for the restaging. “The silence is deafening but the noise from our supporters isn’t.”

Tigers have two more vital Premier League fixtures this week. They will target maximum points from the visit of Scunthorpe tomorrow and the trip to Leicester on Saturday.

Both sides have recently improved thanks to the impact made by new signings. Leicester too have been vocal in their criticism of Glasgow following the controversial transfer of Richard Sweetman.