Tigers praise Parker impact

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TIGERS riders have been told to watch and learn from the old master Shane Parker.

Australian ace Parker is in his last season of British racing as he is to retire with his family back to his home country this winter.

But he scored a brilliant 30-points over the two cup meetings with Workington last week and club owner Neil Machin says other team members should look to him for inspiration.

Tigers face Rye House in a vital Premier League clash at Owlerton tonight in a meeting they simply cannot afford to lose.

Machin said: “Shane was been a breath of fresh air for us this season.

“His preparation work and expertise, thanks to his years of experience, is there for all to see - and some of our other riders ought to watch what he does on a race-night and learn from it.

“He has brought so much to the club this season and it’s a shame it will be his one and only season with us because he has done such a wonderful job. We are looking for a solid team effort against Rye House who have riders who can make life tough for us.

“After going out of the cup the importance is very much now on the league campaign and we cannot slip up at home.”

Tigers are hoping to have Josh Auty back in their side after he missed the weekend trip to Workington with whiplash and concussion. He will see a doctor to seek permission to return.