Sheffield Tigers chase second consecutive win

Away win required for Tigers
Away win required for Tigers

Sheffield skipper Simon Stead is backing Tigers to earn their first away win of the Premier League campaign at Berwick tonight (7pm).

Tigers bounced back from a tough run to record a 54-38 win over highly-rated Glasgow at Owlerton on Thursday.

Stead, who struck a four-ride paid maximum to lead them to victory, was full of praise for his side after they comfortably dispatched of the Scottish side.

Despite defeats at Plymouth and Peterborough in recent weeks, he is confident they can pick up where they left off at Shielfield Park.

Stead said: “We were pleased with the win against Glasgow. I expected it to be probably the toughest test of the season so far, so to go out and pull together as a team like that was superb. When you look down the score chart you see everybody has played their part, and it was great to get our first Premier League points on the board.

“Berwick should be a good track for our boys, it’s a nice big, fast, racing track so I think we are all looking forward to going there.

“A few of us have gone well there in the past, so hopefully everyone can pick up where they left off on Thursday to come away with another win.

“The away fixtures that we’ve had in the Premier League have been tricky so far, so I’m not reading a great deal into things at this stage.

“We managed to get ourselves together to come away with a comfortable win against a very good Glasgow side, so that gives us plenty of confidence.”

He added: “Hopefully at Berwick we can bounce back from our last few defeats away from home and make sure we add some more important points to our tally.”

BERWICK: Thomas Jorgensen, Kevin Doolan, Theo Pijper, Henning Bager, Sebastian Alden, Matthew Wethers, Liam Carr.

SHEFFIELD: Simon Stead, Dimitri Berge, Kyle Howarth, Josh Bates, Jason Garrity, Arthur Sissis, Nathan Greaves.