‘We want a win before winter’

GLASGOW’S top rider insists the Tigers will be going all-out for victory tomorrow night – so they’re not forced to dwell on a bad performance over the winter.

Workington travel to the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium in a rearranged Championship fixture – Glasgow’s last of the season.

Although the meeting will not have any influence on their bid for trophies, given the playoffs have already come and gone, Richard Lawson says it still matters to the riders – who want to ensure they end their campaign on a high.

And the Tigers No 1 is encouraging fans to come out and see off this year’s side, which is likely to be broken up during the close season due to the way team-building rules work.

Lawson said: “We don’t know what’s happening next year – but we know that we won’t have that one to seven, because the averages won’t allow it.

“It’s a chance for the fans to see that line-up race and I know every rider wants their last meeting to be a good one.

“You always think about your last meeting and you don’t want to go into a long break in the winter after a bad one, so everyone will be up for a good meeting.

“It would just be nice to go out in a winning fashion.”

Lawson also insists Glasgow can look back on 2017 with plenty of pride, despite falling short in their attempt to land some silverware.

The Tigers were knocked out of the playoffs and the KO Cup at the semi-final stages, following a slump in their form in the second half of the season.

“The silverware is missing and everyone is disappointed that we didn’t win anything,” said Lawson.

“But everyone needs to remember how far the club has come in such a short space of time.

“I think speedway in Glasgow is as good as it’s ever been, so just because we don’t have that trophy in the cabinet doesn’t mean it’s been a bad year.”

Tom Perry and Jack Smith are out with illness and shoulder injuries respectively – with Richard Hall and Ryan MacDonald deputising.

Rider replacement continues for Nike Lunna, whose season is over.

In the opposition camp, Craig Cook out at No 1 for Workington due to a reported illness, with Ben Barker coming in instead.

Tapes up is at 7.30pm.

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