TIGERS v EDINBURGH, PREVIEW

Saturday August 19, 2017
BOSS Simon Stead has sounded a stark warning to Sheffield’s Championship title rivals: “We feel like we’re good enough to win anywhere and everywhere.”

The Sheffield Window Centre Tigers host play-off contenders Edinburgh on Sunday (3pm) on the back of taking a maximum of 31 points from their past nine meetings – five home and four away.

That stellar run includes a 51-39 triumph in the Monarchs' back yard a little over a fortnight ago with Stead confident his side can show their Sunday best in a bid to make it 10 on the bounce.

“All of the meetings are important,” said Stead on the prospect of facing a fellow title chaser.

“With the form we’re in at the minute we’re going out to win everything and feel like we’re good enough to win anywhere and everywhere.

“The lads have that winning mentality and we are boosted by having Lasse (Bjerre) back now. It is nice not to need rider replacement, it makes us stronger but we have to do our part and keep things going.

“Edinburgh have some lads who ride Owlerton very well, we can’t take anything for granted and need to concentrate on our own form and no-one else’s.”

Meanwhile, Stead praised his charges for digging deep to see off Newcastle on Thursday.

Guest Ryan Douglas helped the Diamonds to take a six-point lead before the Tigers roared back to triumph 53-37.

“You have to give Newcastle credit, they started the meeting very well. They probably had the more favourable gates early on which made things difficult for us,” said Stead.

“To come back from six down and also finish so strongly was really pleasing, as was the way the boys reacted to the scare. It was good.”

Tigers will be at full strength as number one Josh Grajczonek is back to face an Edinburgh side that will be boosted by the awaited return of Mark Riss. Ty Proctor guests at number one for the Monarchs in place of the injured Sam Masters.

Adults attending are reminded they can redeem a £5 discount voucher from page 43 of Thursday’s programme.

SHEFFIELD: Josh Grajczonek, Todd Kurtz, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth, Jan Graversen, Georgie Wood.

EDINBURGH: Ty Proctor, Mark Riss, Ricky Wells, Max Clegg, Erik Riss, Josh Pickering, Mitchell Davey.

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