Sarjeant joins the ranks

JAMES Sarjeant admits he has unfinished business at Glasgow after securing a return to the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium. 

The 24-year-old from Sheffield is the club’s second signing for 2018 – and a familiar face having raced for the Tigers in 2015.

That year he helped Glasgow to two finals – and became a fans’ favourite – but missed out on silverware despite some top performances at reserve.

Now the former Coventry star is back to try and win that elusive league title, joining Chris Harris on the 2018 teamsheet.

Sarjeant said: “That year I spent at Glasgow was one of my best seasons in speedway so I’m looking forward to coming back.

“The fans are great, the managers are great and I picked up a lot of sponsors that I built up relationships with, and we’ve kept in touch even though I haven’t been riding in Glasgow.

“My average of 3.33 is a false average – I think I could at least double it. Next year has to be the year where I push on. I hope I can put some big scores in and get that league title they’ve been after.

“I think we should’ve won something that first year I was here. I think it’s due. We deserve a bit more silverware for all the work they’ve put in. I know what I’ve got to do.”

Sarjeant started 2017 unemployed after his Premiership club Coventry pulled out of the Premiership – and he didn’t have a Championship team.

He was later snapped up by Workington but things didn’t go to plan.

“I had a few problems with engines at the start of the season and the situation with Coventry didn’t help,” he said.

“I’m not making excuses, these things do play a part in your racing. When you’re not riding as much as you should be, it’s hard to keep up with all these boys that are racing three or four times a week.

“I’m thankful to Workington for picking me up but it didn’t happen for me up there. I managed to get the confidence back towards the end of the season and put some good scores in.”

The Tigers have just over 30 points left for their remaining five riders.