Friday September 15, 2023
SHEFFIELD team boss Simon Stead admits his side have a lot to work on ahead of the Sports Insure Premiership play-offs - but insists he still has belief in his team.

It comes after the Tru Plant Tigers lost the Knockout Cup Final 97-83 on aggregate after a poor second leg at Ipswich on Thursday saw them go down 55-35.

The Owlerton outfit provided just two race wins all night - and they both came courtesy of guest No.1 Max Fricke.

Stead admits he was bitterly disappointed with his side’s showing - but insists everyone’s focus now quickly turns to their play-off semi-finals against Wolverhampton later this month.

“Over the two meetings we were beaten by the better team,” Stead said.

“We know we need to be better as we look towards the play-offs and there’s a lot we need to work on.

“We’ve been unsettled losing Jack (Holder) and then Tai (Woffinden) to injury but we need to overcome that.

“I believe we’ve still got it in us, we just didn’t show it against Ipswich.

“If all the lads come to the party then we’ll be dangerous in the play-offs make no mistake about it.”

The first leg of their play-off semi-final takes place at Monmore Green on Monday, September 25 (7.30) with the decider at Owlerton on Thursday, September 28 (7.30).

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