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Morris aims to help Tigers Nick crown again

By on October 15, 2015

Nick Morris is the most experienced rider in Britain when it comes to the Premier League championship final, writes Bryan Copland.

But the Australian World Cup star is as excited as ever about lining up for Glasgow Tigers when they race Edinburgh Monarchs in the fixture this weekend.

A 17-year-old Morris was part of the Tigers’ title-winning side in 2011, before the play-offs were introduced to decide the champions in 2012. That year and every one since, he’s lined up for one of the teams to make the final – winning twice.

Now, the 21-year-old finds himself in the same position again and facing the same side he took on in both the 2013 and 2014 finals when racing for Somerset.

Morris said: “It’s going to be a good one. We’ve done well to get here and all the boys seem to be going all right.

“It isn’t going to be easy, that’s for sure. Edinburgh have a solid team and their track is tricky too. We’re kind of the underdogs but we’ll give it all we’ve got and anything could happen.

“I’ve had a pretty good run in the finals – I’ve been in some pretty good teams and I’ve won some and lost some. It’d be good to win another one this year and we’ll try our best.

“We’ll go and do what we’ve been doing all year. You’ve got to put it all on the line – you don’t hold back. We’ll do what we know we can do and hopefully we’ll get a bit of luck on our side too.”

Morris says he’s been in the right teams at the right time when it comes to the play-offs, which he’s won with Scunthorpe in 2012 and Somerset in 2013.

He said: “I’ve just been lucky enough to be in good teams where we all go well – and we’ve been lucky enough to make the finals.

“We’ve managed to scrape through this year. Stewart Dickson put a good team together and it hasn’t been easy, but we’re there now.

“It’d be awesome to win it. That’s what we’re here to do. We want to get league titles and it’d be nice to stop Edinburgh.”

Morris and co line up at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium tomorrow night (Friday) at 7.30pm for the first leg. They then travel to Armadale for the decider on Saturday at 7pm.

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