NEWCASTLE V TIGERS, PREVIEW

Saturday June 03, 2017
SHEFFIELD boss Simon Stead is keen to continue their strong run of form as they head to Newcastle on Sunday (6.30).

The Window Centre Tigers have won six of their last eight meetings in all competitions and picked up a hard-earned consolation point despite a narrow defeat at Edinburgh on Friday.

They will now welcome Josh Grajczonek and Josh Bates back into their side as they head to Brough Park to take on a powerful Diamonds’ side.

And Stead hopes they can pick up where they left off with another strong showing at a tricky away venue.

Said Stead: “We’ve had some good results recently and we’re riding well, so hopefully we can put in another good performance at Newcastle on Sunday.

“It was a good point at Edinburgh with the riders we had missing, but with the two Josh’s (Grajczonek and Bates) both back on Sunday we’ll hopefully be able to get some more points on the board.

“Newcastle is a tricky track and it’s never an easy place to go, but we’ll be going there with high hopes and looking to do well.”

Ryan MacDonald will again step in for Jack Parkinson-Blackburn at reserve for the Tigers, whilst Newcastle operate rider replacement to cover for Ludvig Lindgren, who is missing due to a Grand Prix qualifier.

NEWCASTLE: Robert Lambert, Ludvig Lindgren R/R, Lewis Rose, Ashley Morris, Steve Worrall, Connor Coles, Ben Hopwood.
SHEFFIELD: Josh Grajczonek, Todd Kurtz, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth, Robert Branford, Ryan MacDonald.

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