Tigers Knock On Cup Final Door

Pic by George Mutch

GLASGOW star Aaron Summers insists the Tigers’ “fantastic” fans can help deliver a knockout blow to Somerset on Sunday.

The Australian skipper, 28, has called on the Ashfield faithful to be the side’s seventh man in the KO Cup semi-final second leg.

The Tigers will defend a four-point lead with just six riders as Nike Lunna is still out with injury.

And Summers wants those on the terraces to step in and back the boys to their first KO Cup final for five years.

He said: “It’s our biggest meeting so far, there’s no doubt about that.

“Somerset are a good team and they beat us the last time here with guest Dan Bewley’s help.

“But our boys are in great form and I think we can prove that we’re a top team on Sunday.

“We will miss Nike as he’s been performing well recently, so we’ll definitely need the fans’ backing to help get us over the line.

“I’m confident, though, and I think I’m producing some of my best racing all season – we’re in for a great match.”

It could be Somerset’s second trip to the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium in eight days. Should Glasgow sew up their League Cup fixture against Workington next Saturday, the Rebels will head north for the first leg of the League Cup final on the Sunday.

The Tigers also head into October with a new man at No 1 in the shape of Richie Worrall.

The Englishman started the season fourth in the Glasgow averages, but his sensational form has launched him above Summers and Richard Lawson in the rankings.

Summers added: “It just shows how good a season we’ve had, and how strong a team we’ve got, that three of us have been at No 1 this season.

“I think it’s going to be a great month and I’d say to our fantastic supporters to make sure they don’t miss out.”

Somerset have their own No 1 at the helm, Rohan Tungate, who has gone ahead of former Tiger Josh Grajczonek in their side.

Lawson will start at No 3 for Glasgow.

Tapes-up is at 3pm.