TIGERS V NEWCASTLE, PREVIEW

Thursday August 17, 2017
BRITISH star Scott Nicholls is looking forward to a rare Championship appearance as Sheffield host Newcastle at Owlerton tonight (Thursday, 7.30).

The seven-time British Champion steps in as a guest for Josh Grajczonek as the Window Centre Tigers look to continue their winning run.

It is the first time the 39-year-old has appeared in the rebranded second tier – and he is keen to help the Owlerton outfit extend their lead at the top of the table with a ninth straight victory.

Said Nicholls: “It’ll be my first appearance in the Championship, so I’m looking forward to helping Sheffield out.

“It’s always good to get more meetings, and I feel I’ve not been riding enough this year so it’s a good chance for me to get more bike time.

“Whether a team is doing well or not, I go into every meeting wanting to score as many points as possible and help them win.”

Sheffield welcome Lasse Bjerre back into the engine room of the side after injury, whilst Newcastle include Great Britain internationals Robert Lambert and Steve Worrall in their powerhouse side.

SHEFFIELD: Scott Nicholls, Todd Kurtz, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth, Jan Graversen, Georgie Wood.
NEWCASTLE: Robert Lambert, Ludvig Lindgren R/R, Stuart Robson, Ashley Morris, Steve Worrall, Ben Hopwood, Alfie Bowtell.

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