Claus is coming to town!

GLASGOW have a Claus coming to town – and he already has Tigers fans on his nice list.

The Ashfield side have snapped up exciting Danish star Claus Vissing as their sixth rider for 2018.

The 31-year-old has spent a decade racing for teams including Berwick, Somerset and Birmingham in the UK.

He also spent 2013 with Edinburgh – winning the Four-Team Championship with Glasgow’s Scottish rivals.

But he insists he’s always liked the Tigers fans more – and can’t wait to show them what he’s capable of as he makes the switch along the M8 for the first time.

Vissing, who also won a League Cup with Somerset in 2012, said: “It feels really good to join Glasgow. I was really happy when we agreed the contract and I knew I was going to be a Tiger for 2018.

“The Glasgow track is always one of my favourites in the UK because it’s a racers’ track – and that’s the type of rider I am.

“I’m based in Edinburgh so it’s quite handy for me. But I can’t wait for the rivalry between the two clubs.

“Even when I raced for Edinburgh I preferred the Glasgow fans – they were always good at shouting for their own riders and making sure that the away teams don’t feel great when they go there – so I’m glad to be on the right side now.”

Vissing says he was sold on a move to the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium by fellow Dane Rene Bach – whose heroics for the Tigers helped them win the KO Cup in 2016.

He said: “We spoke about it and found that my average was lower than his so I could fit in. But I think he’s quite happy for me – he said I definitely wouldn’t be disappointed in signing for Glasgow – so that helped with my choice.

“It’s just a shame that Rene won’t be there too.

“My average is very low compared to what I should be doing, so one of my goals is to improve on it and be more stable away from home.”

Vissing’s signing leaves two points exactly for the Tigers’ final rider, who will slot in at No 7.

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