Thursday December 05, 2019
SHEFFIELD have completed their Premiership team with the signing of British ace Richard Lawson.

Lawson has made a number of appearances in Tru Plant Tigers colours in recent seasons as a guest rider covering for injured riders.

Club bosses regard him as a track specialist around the super-fast Owlerton bowl – he top scored for Eastbourne with 14 in their league visit last season and finished runner-up in the league individual championship with 11 in 2018.

Club co-promoter Damien Bates said: “I don't think he's had a bad meeting at Sheffield from what I can remember.

"I'd be very surprised if he didn't add to his starting average and I think he can score some big points for us.

"To have him in the middle order of a team is a big bonus for anyone and we're over the moon with how we're lining-up for next season."

Lawson rode for Grand Finalists Ipswich last season and is delighted to be heading to South Yorkshire.

"The Sheffield promotion have always shown a lot of ambition and I think that's shown with everything they've done over these past few weeks,” he said.

"Stepping up to the Premiership is a big thing for any club, especially when you haven't been up there for a while.

"But they've shown they're not just going in there to make up the numbers and for me when you look at our team now, if we can keep that group together for the majority of the season then it's definitely play-off material.

Sheffield’s completed line-up is now: Nicki Pedersen, Jack Holder, Josh Grajczonek, Richard Lawson, Kyle Howarth, Todd Kurtz, Ashley Morris.

Share This:   Facebook Twitter