Jul 19 2012 By Fraser Wilson
SPEEDWAY veteran Joe Screen admits Glasgow Tigers owe their fans big time when Edinburgh Monarchs head west for the latest Scottish derby on Sunday.
The Ashfield club square up to their old foes in Possil still hurting from their KO Cup elimination to the capital men just three weeks ago.
The first leg defeat at home was the lowest point of a wretched season so far for the 2011 Premier League champs and the manner of the loss left manager Stewart Dickson furious.
But Sunday offers the perfect opportunity to get even. And with Dickson's strong words echoing round their heads, skipper Screen reckons the Tigers are ready to bare their teeth in a meeting which definitely won't be for the faint-hearted.
The 39-year-old revealed: "Stewart stressed to everyone how important a meeting it was for us, especially the fans, but it simply did not happen.
"Some of the boys had days to forget and I know the promotion were not happy about that.
"Each and every one of us has to examine why it happened and ask ourselves whether our preparation was as good as it could have been. Perhaps answering that question honestly might highlight a reason for our defeat."
One Tiger who has nothing to prove right now is Aussie teen Mason Campton who has hit double figures in each of his last four outings - including a stunning 17 point haul in the defeat at Leicester on Saturday.
Campton was one of the few riders to emerge with credit from the last meeting against Edinburgh after he powered to a paid 16 in the home leg and another 12 at Armadale.
The New South Wales kid has finally hit top form after a rollercoaster start to his Tigers career and he reckons a lot of that is down to sorting out his clutch.
Campton said: "My season started well but then went downhill for while. In the past few weeks it has gone back up again.
"I had been having problems with my clutch set up and it was hampering me off starts. Making good starts in speedway is so important and I'm much happier now its sorted.
"I'm happy racing at Ashfield. It was my favourite track when I rode in the UK in 2011 and it's just so important that you like your home track."
Meanwhile Glasgow chiefs moved swiftly to replace middle order flop Chris Mills by bringing in experienced Danish rider Henning Bager.
Boss Dickson said: "We all know that we are just a bit short in a couple of areas of the team and hopefully this addresses one part of it."