Speedway: Skipper Simon Stead’s warning to his Sheffield side ahead of Glasgow clash

Simon Stead , Sheffield Tigers 2016
Simon Stead , Sheffield Tigers 2016

Sheffield skipper Simon Stead has called on his side to pick up where they left off heading into their crunch clash at high-flying Glasgow tomorrow (3pm).

Tigers bagged their biggest win of the season with a confidence-boosting 56-37 home success over Rye House on Thursday.

Stead believes their resounding Owlerton victory was a long time coming as they finally demonstrated the all-around strength they have shown glimpses of throughout the year.

After strengthening their Premier League play-off push, the star No.1 is keen to take their momentum to Ashfield and give their top six hopes another boost.

He believes they have what it takes to get a result against a highly-rated Glasgow side sat second in the table.

Said Stead: “It was a good win for us on Thursday, and the big difference was we managed to get the reserves firing a bit.

“We always knew we had that in the locker and it was only a matter of time before we did that to someone at home.

“We’ve had some tough meetings, but we’ll try to take the confidence from that win into a really big test at Glasgow.

“We know that’s probably going to be one of the toughest tests we face all year, but we’ll be going there looking for a result.

“We need to carry on picking up the points to really strengthen our play-off spot and keep our confidence up.

“I’m not saying I think we’ll definitely go there and win, but it’s certainly not beyond our capabilities to do it.

“We can all ride Glasgow well, and although they’ve got a fantastic team I think the boys will be ready and it’s going to be a good meeting.”

Both sides will be at full strength, with Glasgow led by powerhouse top four Richard Lawson, Richie Worrall, Aaron Summers and Rene Bach.

GLASGOW: Richard Lawson, Nike Lunna, Richie Worrall, Rene Bach, Aaron Summers, Fernando Garcia, Danny Ayres.

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