Tigers not daunted by play-off task

TIGERS must face reigning champions King's Lynn in their play-off semi-final.

Tuesday, 25th September 2007, 6:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 9:26 am

The Norfolk club had first choice of opposition and, after demolishing Sheffield earlier this season, they had no hesitation in selecting Reg Wilson's men.

The first leg will be at Owlerton next Thursday, October 4, with the return at the Norfolk Arena on Octoer 10.

Got a view? Post your comment below.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

And Tigers co-promoter Neil Machin insists his side will have nothing to fear when they go into the clash with the winners going head-to-head with Rye House or the Isle of Wight for the title.

He said: "They (King's Lynn) are the best team in the Premier League over the last two years and it'll take a mighty effort to beat them - but our lads are hitting form right now. We are probably happier to face King's Lynn than any other the other contenders and talking to the riders there is a confident mood. We have some big points to prove after the beatings we've taken at Saddlebow Road."

Sheffield were thumped 75-15 in Norfolk back in March and missed out to the Stars on several fronts last season - including the Premier League Grand Final.

Meanwhile Tigers skipper Andre Compton races at Birmingham tomorropw night in the Second City Trophy individual event. He will then lead Sheffield into action back at Owlerton on Thursday against Stoke in the Sport Trophy.