Sheffield speedway ace ready to improve his own form

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Aussie ace Ty Proctor admits he’s been frustrated by his start to his Sheffield career and is looking for a bumper haul in tonight’s Owlerton showdown with Workington (7.45).

Proctor has struggled to make the desired impact since being snapped up by the club, with a series of rain-offs limiting his track time. However, the talented Proctor remains confident he will soon be back to his best as he continues to get to grips with life back in the Premier League after spells with Redcar and Plymouth.

And he is looking to take a big step by putting in a strong showing to help Sheffield get back to winning ways tonight. He said: “It hasn’t been the start I was looking for after joining Sheffield, that goes without saying. I’ve struggled with my gating in my two meetings so far, but I’ve made some changes to try and rectify the problems I’ve had and I’m looking to tonight to make it happen.

“I’ve not really done many meetings at Sheffield in the past - I think the Scunthorpe meeting was only the fourth time I’ve ridden there - so I’m still learning how to ride the track properly.

“I’ll definitely be working hard tonight to score plenty of points, win some racing and help all the boys so we get back to winning ways.

“It’s been difficult with the rain offs we’ve had, but I’m hoping we can get tonight’s meeting on and I can use that to get things working.

“At the moment putting some form together for Sheffield is my main priority, so fingers crossed I can make that happen.”

Sheffield are at full strength for the meeting against a powerful Workington side widely regarded as one of the title contenders.

The Comets include Ricky Wells, who spent two seasons with Sheffield – and Australian star Josh Grajczonek won the Elite League title with Poole last season.

SHEFFIELD: Simon Stead, Taylor Poole, Leigh Lanham, Andre Compton, Ty Proctor, Simon Nielsen, Josh Bates.