‘I love everything about the club’

LEWIS Kerr has revealed how he already holds a passion for Glasgow Tigers after the Englishman became the club’s third signing for 2018.

The 27-year-old has never raced for the Ashfield side – but has long admired them from afar.

Now he can’t wait to pull on the red and white himself as he continues his resurgence in the sport which once left him fighting for his life.

Kerr enjoyed his best season yet in 2017- just two years on from a horror crash which put him in a coma – and plans to keep that going next term.

The King’s Lynn-based rider, who joins Chris Harris and James Sarjeant in the line-up so far, said: “I love everything about the club. The track is probably one of my favourites in the UK and what they’ve done with the place and the promotion – everything about it – it’s just amazing and I can’t wait to get started.

“The year after my injury, it was getting back into the swing of things, and the season just gone was probably my best to date – I finished No 1 for Scunthorpe and put in some good scores for Somerset in the Premiership as well.

“I had some really good highlights last season and I’m going in the right direction, so I’m looking forward to starting this season.

“The travelling doesn’t affect me – and when you’re turning up to a nice track and a good club, it makes up for it. You know you’re going to be in a winning side and it makes it worthwhile.”

Kerr welcomed news of Harris’s arrival at the club and believes the side being put together will gel quickly.

“You can’t get a better captain than Bomber,” he said. “The team atmosphere is going to be incredible. We’re all going to have fun, and when you’re having fun the results come. I think it’s going to be a really good season.”

Kerr arrives on a 6.78 average, leaving nearly 24 points for the four remaining team places.