Saturday July 06, 2019
SHEFFIELD have received a big boost ahead of Sunday’s home clash with Redcar (5.30).

Reserve Zaine Kennedy has declared himself fit to ride as Tigers aim to maintain their 100 per cent home league record.

It won’t be an easy task though as Redcar arrive at Owlerton having made team changes earlier in the week.

The Bears signed two-times World Longtrack Champion Erik Riss as their new No.1 and there’ll be a return to Owlerton for Kasper Andersen who was released by the Tigers last month.

Redcar also include Sheffield’s 2018 Rider of the Year Charles Wright as well Aussie Jordan Stewart who won the Top Gun Individual Event at Owlerton earlier this season.

But with Kennedy back for the Tigers and with skipper Kyle Howarth also back in the side, club bosses are hopeful they can build on an encouraging win over Somerset last weekend.

Team Manager Simon Stead said: “It was a really good result against a strong looking Somerset side last week - especially because we were fairly depleted.
“But the boys rode well in that one and there’s certainly positives we can take from that and hopefully we can build on that result.
“We know Redcar have got a capable team on paper though and they’ve just knocked Glasgow, who’ve been flying lately, out of the Knockout Cup too.
“So we’re anticipating another tough test but we’re just focussing on making sure we get another three league points at home.”

Sheffield will stage their annual Speedway Riders' Benevolent Fund collection at Owlerton on Sunday.

Every track makes one collection per season at a domestic fixture to benefit the fund which provides vital support for riders who have suffered serious or life-changing injuries.

Supporters are asked to give as generously as their circumstances allow.

SHEFFIELD: Danny King, Drew Kemp, Ty Proctor, Broc Nicol R/R, Kyle Howarth, Zaine Kennedy, Josh MacDonald.
REDCAR: Erik Riss, Kasper Andersen, Michael Palm Toft, Jordan Stewart, Charles Wright, Tom Woolley, Nathan Greaves.

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