GLASGOW speedway boss Stewart Dickson believes the passion of his new right-hand man will give the Tigers a major boost in their bid for league glory.
The Tigers have appointed long-term fan and sponsor Cami Brown as assistant team manager as they seek to finally claim the SGB Championship title.
Another historic trophy is in their sights first, though, as they take on Edinburgh for the Scottish Cup to kick off the new campaign in March.
Dickson, who led the Tigers to the KO Cup in 2016, thinks Brown’s addition will only make his team stronger and is excited at the return of the famous Scots double-header.
He said: “It’s now less than eight weeks until we go in search of our first win of the season and anticipation is building.
“I’ve known Cami a long time and I know how passionate he is about the club, and how seriously he will take his role this season. When I approached the owners with the proposition of bringing Cami into the setup, I knew I wouldn’t have any pushback, as Cami has ably stood in for me on many occasions in the past and I wanted to have him by my side permanently.
“His positive attitude, enthusiasm and passion for our club will be a great addition in the pits home and away next season – and I feel his appointment can only help the club go from strength to strength in what is sure to be another very exciting and challenging season ahead.”
Dickson added: “With the way both us and Edinburgh are shaping up, there are going to be plenty of new faces on show in our first meeting on March 23 – with the added excitement of it being our first Friday racenight under the lights.
“I think most fans would agree that having a Scottish Cup to compete for to start the season is a thrilling way to enter the new campaign, given our rivalry is the biggest in Britain.”
The first leg of the competition is at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium, 7.30pm, with the return held a week later at Armadale.
Other fixture highlights include the home meeting against Workington on April 6, when Glasgow kick off their Championship Shield campaign, while their first league fixture is on May 4 at home to reigning champions Sheffield.
The Tigers also face Edinburgh in the KO Cup later that month – and on July 14, the club hosts the semi-final of the FIM Team Speedway U21 World Championship, bringing official international competition to Ashfield for the first time.