SHEFFIELD v BRUMMIES - PREVIEW

Saturday May 04, 2019
BIRMINGHAM head to the home of 2017 Champions Sheffield on Sunday for their first league meeting of the season (5pm).

It’s the first professional league fixture since 2014 for the Brummies who stepped back up from the National League over the winter.
There’s no getting away from the difficult start to the season endured by the club so far with six straight defeats in all competitions.
But with the league campaign ahead of them, Edwards Plumbing Brummies skipper James Shanes hopes a turnaround isn’t too far away.
“We know it’s not been good enough so far but it’s certainly not through the lack of effort,” he said.
“We’re all more than capable but so far too many of us have had an off day at the same time and it’s cost us.
“But what’s happened has happened – we can’t change that.
“We have to focus on what’s to come and we’ve got a whole league season ahead of us.
“We know Sheffield is a tough place to go to but we’re going to go there, give it our best shot and hopefully that will be enough to come away with some league points.”
Brummies are at full strength with Shanes and Castagna former Sheffield riders, whilst No.1 Ulrich Ostergaard celebrated his Premier League Riders’ Championship success at Owlerton in 2015.
Sheffield are led by former Birmingham favourite and 2016 British Champion Danny King, while popular youngster Danyon Hume, who played a big part in Brummies' National League success three years ago, stands in for the Tigers at reserve in place of injured American Broc Nicol.
Gates open at 3.30 for a 5pm start and in a special offer agreed between the two clubs, 2019 Birmingham Season Ticket Holders will be able to gain admission for just £10 on Sunday upon production of their season ticket via Turnstile 5.
SHEFFIELD: Danny King, Kasper Andersen, Ty Proctor, Drew Kemp, Kyle Howarth, Danyon Hume, Zaine Kennedy.
BRIMINGHAM: Ulrich Ostergaard, Tobias Thomsen, Zach Wajtknecht, Ashley Morris, Kyle Newman, Paco Castagna, James Shanes.

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