Glasgow Tigers ready for final showdown with Leicester Lions

Cami Brown and his Glasgow Tigers team are all set for a titanic struggle with Leicester Lions
Cami Brown and his Glasgow Tigers team are all set for a titanic struggle with Leicester Lions

Glasgow Tigers are gearing up to become national speedway champions if they can tame rivals Leicester Lions.

After winning their respective semi-finals the top two sides in the league go head to head in the SGB Championship play-off final first leg at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Friday with the return leg in Leicester the following evening.

The final will carry added spice as it sees long-serving former Tigers co-promoter and manager Stewart Dickson - the last man to lead Glasgow to a league title, in 2011 - coming up against his hometown club in his first season in charge of Leicester.

Tigers boss Cammi Brown said: “I think it’s destiny that Glasgow have to face Leicester in the final. They finished top and second, and there was only a point between them.

“It’s the one I think everyone wanted to see, so let’s bring it on and see what happens. I think it will just take one team to have a little bit more form than the other, and that would be the deciding factor. You can look at individual riders and match them up, and overall there’s not a lot in it.

“It’s the clash of the titans in our league - it’s huge. Obviously, there is the Stewart Dickson factor as well, but to be honest, for me, that doesn’t even come into it, I just see Leicester as a major opponent and major threat.

“My job as Glasgow manager is to try to get that trophy and get the boys over the line.”