Saturday May 18, 2024
SHEFFIELD Tiger Cubs head to Leicester on Sunday (May 19, 3pm) for their second WSRA National Development League fixture of the season.

The Autocraft Tiger Cubs opened with a battling 48-42 home win over Middlesbrough last month - but will have a different looking side this time around.

Nathan Ablitt has recovered from injury to take up the No.1 race jacket which was occupied by Jack Smith in the first meeting.

However, 15-year-old Stene Pijper has since suffered a broken scaphoid so Harry McGurk will guest at No.6 whilst rider replacement will operate at No.2 with Sheldon Davies unavailable for personal reasons.

The Tiger Cubs face a Leicester side who have won all four of their fixtures so far.

And assistant team manager Paul Tatam, who will be taking charge of the side at the Pidcock Motorcycles Arena, knows it will be a tough challenge.

“It will be a very difficult match as Leicester have got a good team with riders whose averages have all gone up,” Tatam said.

“We’re using R/R at No.2 which is not ideal but the lads are all up for it so hopefully we can give Leicester a good run for their money.”

LEICESTER: Joe Thompson, Sonny Springer, Tom Spencer, Luke Crang, Max James, Arran Butcher, Vinnie Foord.
SHEFFIELD: Nathan Ablitt, Sheldon Davies R/R, Mickie Simpson, Luke Harrison, Ace Pijper, Harry McGurk, Kean Dicken.

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