History is in the making at Owlerton Stadium on Thursday as Sheffield Pirtek Tigers stage their first-ever Premier League play-off meeting (7.45pm).

They face Workington Comets in the quarter-final first leg of the competition which will decide the 2006 league champions.

And a big lead from their home leg is the priority as they travel to Cumbria for the return on Saturday week. Skipper Andre Compton is hoping to be back in the side after a three-week absence with a shoulder injury.

He said: "Workington are a good side so we'll have to be on our guard, it's the biggest match of the season for us.
"I'm desperate to ride, the injury jas been so frustrating. It made great progress in the early stages after the crash and then it seems I've slowed in my recovery, but hopefully I can ride tonight and then on Sunday in the Premier League Riders' Championship on my own track again!"

The Comets have brought in Owlerton experts Joel Parsons and Ben Powell at reserve in place of injured duo Aidan Collins and Lee Darbyshire.

Tapes go up at 7.45pm and a bumper crowd is expected with plenty of support from Workington.



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