Tuesday December 03, 2019
SHEFFIELD Tigers have handed an opportunity to British racer Ashley Morris in their Premiership team next year.

Morris, who started his professional career as a 16-year old at Cradley, joins the Owlerton club on a season long loan from Wolverhampton.

He’s the penultimate rider to be revealed by the Tru Plant Tigers with the last rider to be confirmed later this week.

Morris is thrilled to be handed the chance after seeing his 2019 season wrecked in the summer by a wrist injury.

“I missed the second half of the season through injury and normally that means you can be forgotten,” he said.

“But the first half of my season didn’t exactly go to plan with Wolves either.

“I don’t know what it was but it just didn’t click this time and it was really frustrating.

“I know I’m capable of scoring so many more points than I did this year and that’s what made it worse.

“But to be given another opportunity in the top league by Sheffield means a lot to me and I’m ready to take the chance with both hands.”

Club co-promoter Damien Bates said: “The lower end of the team is every bit as important as the top end and we considered all possible options.

“Ashley has experience in the Premiership and has a good record at some tracks. With the help from people like the manager Simon Stead, a three-time world champion Nicki Pedersen and a leader like Josh Grajczonek I’m sure he will get going.

“One more signing is left to announce and then we will know the full 1-7 for a massive season.”

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