Tigers out for Workington scalp

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TIGERS boss Eric Boocock says his side are gunning for a win at Workington tomorrow.

Boocock is desperate to see the Owlerton side secure the runners-up spot in the Premier League but they have two tough away meetings to round off the season.

After tomorrow’s trip to Derwent Park, which starts at 3.30pm, Tigers travel to Ipswich for their last meeting of the campaign on Thursday.

And Ipswich are their nearest challengers for the runners-up spot behind newly crowned champions Glasgow.

Boocock is hoping to track a full-strength side for the trip to Cumbria despite one or two bumps and bruises within the last fortnight.

Said Boocock: “We’ve got two extremely difficult meetings coming up, starting on Sunday.

“Going to Workington is never easy but it’s somewhere we have done quite well at in the past and if we have a full team I think we should be looking at winning there.

“It’s a similar track to Sheffield so the boys should be able to get round okay, it’s probably the closest we’ve got to our track really.

“Ricky Ashworth still has a sore thumb but will be okay, and Hugh Skidmore and Ashley Birks are fine too. They came through Thursday’s meeting very well so we know they’re all fit and well.

“We want to get second place and we’d go a long way towards doing that with some points up there. If we ride like we can, we should be looking at winning the meeting.”

TIGERS: Shane Parker, Hugh Skidmore, Josh Auty, Emiliano Sanchez, Ricky Ashworth, Simon Lambert, Ashley Birks.