Silver set to star in Tigers return to action

Jason Silverthorn has repeated his claim that fitness will be a telling factor in this year’s English Premier League title campaign.

The Tigers captain spent the summer leading his side through a tough off-ice training regime, as they look to retain their EPL championship.

That time spent in the gym could prove crucial, after an off-season that has seen almost every side strengthen their roster.

Silverthorn said: “It has been a great summer for the boys. We’ve gone through a lot of stuff and they’ve worked really hard. The big thing now is to get going.

“The main difference is that the players are coming back in much better shape. Training so far has been fast and they’re playing with a lot more intensity.

“They are looking really good in training, and battling well against each other. That means they’ll battle even harder against other teams.”

Silverthorn was an integral part of the Tigers side that won both the league and British Challenge Cup last season, bagging 77 points in just 45 games.

He will follow a similar system during the next eight months, starting with this weekend’s pre-season challenge games against Bracknell Bees.

“We won’t be changing anything, in terms of how we go about matches,” he said.

“The guys have got processes and goals they’ve set, which is how we won the title last season. We’ll be doing all the small things better.

“The rest of the league has done a good job of improving, so we’ve got to combat that. Tom has made the squad better with some key additions.

“They will fill the gaps of other guys leaving and improve what we have. Now is the time to get back to work, take it one game at a time, and use all the clichés that won us the league last season.”

The Tigers travel to face Bracknell Bees on Saturday, before the opening home league game on Sunday, also against Bracknell (6pm).

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