Sam Masters will return to the saddle for Edinburgh Monarchs in time for their double-header against Workington Comets and Ipswich Witches on Friday week.
The Monarchs skipper, who broke his collarbone against Sheffield and has been sidelined for a month after colliding with Tigers ace Kyle Howarth, actually made his comeback from injury for his Premeriership club Wolverhampon Wolves on Monday where he scored five points – which included a first-ride puncture – in their 49-41 win over Belle Vue Aces.
Masters, who found it tough going but was happy to be back on the shale, said: “It was pretty sore because the track was very deep and wasn’t suitable for it either. But it was all good and I scored five points. That’s all I came here for. I needed a run-out before the play-offs.”
Monarchs chief Alex Harkess is delighted Masters will be back to lead the Capital speedway side in what will be a crucial month of fixtures as they attempt to secure fourth place to seal their play-off spot.
Harkess admitted: “It’s a big boost for us because I don’t think we have done that well without him, to be honest. In truth, we haven’t scored as much as we might have done in his absence – that’s just the feeling I get. But he’s ready to go he tells me and we look forward to seeing him back in action especially as there are some important and big fixtures coming up.”