Tuesday June 04, 2019
JOSH MacDonald will finally get his shot at British speedway after being drafted in by Sheffield Tigers.

The 22-year-old Australian, who had been due to line up for the now defunct Workington, comes in for Kasper Andersen and will debut for the Sheffield Window Centre Tigers at Birmingham on Wednesday (7.30).

Since being denied his big break following the sudden closure of the Comets, MacDonald has been a regular in the Owlerton pits helping compatriot Ty Proctor as a mechanic.

He has also got in meetings when possible, including the Top Gun at Sheffield in April and feels prepared for his belated bow.

“I know most of the boys pretty well like Broc, Zaine (Kennedy) and Kyle (Howarth). I get along with all of the guys so there will be no issues with team bonding or anything like that,” said MacDonald.

“I have been doing as many laps as possible and getting in meetings where I can too.

“With this opportunity coming up now it means I am not rusty and hopefully I can just go out and be on the pace straight away.”

Club bosses would like to welcome Josh to the team while thanking Kasper for his services and wishing him well for the future.

As well as MacDonald slotting straight in for the Tigers at Perry Barr, Kyle Howarth is back having recovered sufficiently from injury.

Tero Aarnio debuts for the six-man Brummies who will run rider replacement for Zach Wajtknecht.

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