Speedway: Sheffield Tigers have no fear of Somerset, says Simon Stead

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Sheffield skipper Simon Stead says his side should travel to in-form Somerset tonight with a positive attitude.

The visit to the Oak Tree Arena looks to be one of the toughest on the Premier League schedule, with the Rebels having clocked up scores of 60-plus in their last four home fixtures.

But Stead insists Tigers have nothing to fear on a circuit which should suit them, especially with recent signing Ty Proctor having a point to prove after being unceremoniously axed by the Rebels before the season even started.

Stead said: “Somerset is the kind of track that our riders should like, and we’re desperate to get racing again.

“The rain-offs have been so frustrating for us and we want to get some laps under our belt.

“We know Somerset are a good side but we’ll go there and give it our best.

“It’s a very fair track which most riders enjoy riding on, it’s almost like a smaller version of Sheffield, and I see no reason why we can’t go there and get something from the meeting.”

SOMERSET: Nick Morris, Charles Wright, Brady Kurtz, Pontus Aspgren, Olly Allen, Todd Kurtz, Paul Starke.

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

n Last night’s Knockout Cup clash with Berwick at Owlerton yet again fell victim to the weather, with the clubs now having to agree a date for a fourth attempt to run the meeting.