Sheffield Tigers: Compton confident he’s proved his worth

Andre Compton
Andre Compton

Andre Compton says he has proved his worth this season after winning a last gasp call into the Sheffield side.

Compton lines up for Tigers in tonight’s Premier League clash with Workington at Owlerton on the back of some fine performances.

He was second in the pecking order behind Taylor Poole in the original team plans – and when Poole failed to gain a visa, Compton answered the call.

He said: “I was obviously disappointed to be left out of the Sheffield plans over the winter, but after being handed a chance to return just before the start of the season I think I’ve proved my worth.

“I’ve been really happy with my form overall this season, I’ve been riding well and winning races pretty consistently.

“I’m still looking for continued improvement, and I’m always working hard to try and make sure I reach the levels I was capable of a few years ago.

“I’m still as determined as ever to better myself and score as many points as possible, so hopefully I can step things up another level and end the season really strongly.”

Compton faces one of his former clubs tonight after having a successful spell in Cumbria with the Comets before going into temporary retirement.

Sheffield have booked Aussie ace Brady Kurtz, who has been in sizzling form at Owlerton this season, as a guest for skipper Simon Stead.

Kyle Howarth, who was a part of Great Britain’s World Cup squad a fortnight ago, leads the Workington challenge with former Sheffield man Ricky Wells also included.

And in Kenneth Hansen they have a trump card at reserve with Elite League experience.

SHEFFIELD: Brady Kurtz, Ashley Birks, David Bellego, Jason Garrity, Andre Compton, Arthur Sissis, Josh Bates.

WORKINGTON: Kyle Howarth, Rusty Harrison, Rene Bach, Matthew Wethers, Ricky Wells, Nicki Barrett, Kenneth Hansen.

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