Surprise, Surprise…it’s number four

It’s a return to Glasgow Tigers for last years captain and number one Craig Cook.

The Cumbrian joins for what is his third successive season in the red and white stripes, his second full season.

Craig revealed his delight at being back in Glasgow:

“I owe a lot to the Glasgow Tigers and it feels fantastic to be back.

“Coming off a great season last year, we just fell a little bit short at the end which is obviously disappointing, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable season throughout, it’s a great team to be a part of.

“We wanted to win so bad and I think that was probably our downfall in the end, we wanted to win too bad. We made so many mistakes through both meetings, I feel like we lost the meeting more than they won it.

“But it is what it is, we’ll work hard through the winter and try to rectify it next season.

“There was a lot of highlights for me this season, but I think the main highlight was just enjoying speedway.

“it’s something that I can really do here on the track, it’s a great racer’s track and the races we’ve seen here this season, well, it speaks for itself really.

“I think that’s the highlight for me, you’re coming and you’re feeling like you’re floating round the track and just enjoying yourself. Not fighting with the bike, just floating round and really feeling at one with the bike, that’s what speedway’s about.”

Glasgow Team manager Cami Brown was also thrilled at the prospect of Craig returning to the side and explained his importance to the club:

 

“Since Craig came in, it felt like the whole dynamic of the team and the club changed, he’s been that important for us.

“He’s the best rider in the league bar none, we always feel with him in the side that he’s going to at least score double figures and the rest of the team then need to compete for the remaining points, he’s that reliable and that good.

“I think there’s more to the connection with Craig though than just being such a good rider, he’s so important behind the scenes for the other guys in the team and to the management as well.

“I can’t wait to work with him again this year and hopefully he’ll be lifting some silverware for us come the end of the season.”

Craig joins Broc Nicol, Connor Bailey and Ricky Wells in the 2020 Glasgow side, with three remaining riders to reveal.

 

*a big thank you to Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and to Murphy Wealth for allowing us to use their beautiful locations to film.