Wednesday May 15, 2024
SHEFFIELD are hoping to return to winning ways when they travel to King’s Lynn on Thursday (May 16, 7.30pm).

The Tru7 Group Tigers are looking to bounce back having suffered their first home defeat of the season at the hands of league leaders Ipswich on Monday.

The South Yorkshire side have a stunning record at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena and find themselves unbeaten in 17 top-flight contests against the Stars.

And whilst that’s not something that team manager Simon Stead is overly focussed on, he does want his riders heading to Norfolk in a positive and determined mindset to help settle things down.

“If we could get a result at King’s Lynn then things would be looking rosy overall again,” Stead said.

“Yes, it was disappointing to lose at home the other night and yes, we haven’t really all got going on the same night yet.

“But the lads know what we expect from them, they know we believe in their ability as a group otherwise we wouldn’t have assembled the team that we have done.

“So if we could go and win at King’s Lynn on Thursday, with the aggregate point also there for the taking, that would give us three league points which in turn would move us up to second in the table for the time being with a meeting or two in hand on most of the other teams around us and over two thirds of the season still to go.

“But it can be a tricky place to go to as an away team so we’re going to need a full effort from all the lads if we’re to come away with what we want.”

Sheffield lead 58-32 on aggregate following their huge home win over the injury-hit Stars last month.

With Tigers’ reserve Jason Edwards once again ruled out with a cheekbone injury, temporary Tiger Cub Jack Smith will step in at reserve.

Leicester’s Max Fricke guests for the hosts at No.1 with former Tiger Tobiasz Musielak on the sidelines with a broke collarbone.

KING’S LYNN: Max Fricke, Benjamin Basso, Niels-Kristian Iversen, Michael Palm Toft, Nicolai Klindt, Patryk Wojdylo, Anders Rowe.
SHEFFIELD: Jack Holder, Kyle Howarth, Chris Holder, Josh Pickering, Tai Woffinden, Jack Smith, Dan Gilkes.

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