Tigers to “play for the fans” as worrying rumours emerge

Telford Tigers will “play for the fans” when they host Bracknell Bees on Saturday.

Following speculation about the future of the Tigers on social media on Friday morning, a subsequent story on their website merely stated “an official statement will be made about the club early next week”.

The Tigers currently lead the EPL by six points and will follow up the game against the Bees with a trip to face Peterborough Phantoms on Sunday.

Head coach Tom Watkins said: “You have to handle every game the same and Bracknell went up to Sheffield the other week and won, so they’re on a bit of a run.

“We have got to play to our level, show good commitment, and it is at home, so we have to come to play for the fans.”

Last week’s double-header against MK Lightning saw Corey McEwen score four goals over the weekend as the Tigers secured two victories over their title rivals.

“It was a remarkable weekend for Corey, and he’s a great kid who has come in here, worked hard and is in great shape.

“He has got the skills to put up good numbers and is very hard to play against, but of course consistency is a big factor for the young guys.

“Matty Davies has been injured, and that has created a good opportunity for others to step into that second line centre role.

“Corey has put up some good numbers with that extra responsibility and added minutes.”

(Image permission: Steve Brodie)

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