Ipswich ‘Tru Mix’ Witches owner, Chris Louis, has said revenge is very much in the air as the Witches and Sheffield Tigers go head-to-head in the KO Cup final next week.

The two sides meet in Yorkshire on Monday night in the first leg, before the second leg return at Foxhall Heath next Thursday.

Both teams will be desperate to lift major silverware and Louis wants his side firing on all cylinders, knowing a big Foxhall crowd can help make the difference.

“I have many reasons to want to beat Sheffield,” Louis said.

“They beat us in the Championship play-off final back in 2017, dancing around at our place after winning it. I don’t want that happening again. Revenge would be very sweet.

East Anglian Daily Times: Ipswich Witches owner Chris Louis is looking for revenge against Sheffield Tigers in the KO Cup Final.Ipswich Witches owner Chris Louis is looking for revenge against Sheffield Tigers in the KO Cup Final. (Image: © Copyright Stephen Waller)

“This season we’ve stuck by our riders, even though we cop a lot of flak for doing so, while they have made multiple changes. It would be good to show that a bit of loyalty does pay off.

“As a team we have entertained people up and down the country, including Sheffield, with our top two riders in the country in Emil (Sayfutdinov) and Jason (Doyle) bringing in the crowds.

“Our fans have been superb all season. They deserve the glory, as does the team.”

Louis is also hoping the current sporting wave of optimism sweeping Ipswich right now, with the football team starting the season well in the Championship, will see fans of the football club lend their support to the Witches.

“I’ve been delighted to see Ipswich Town start the season so well,” Louis said.

“I know there is no game next week for the Blues because of the international break. It would be wonderful to see Ipswich Town fans give us a look on Thursday in a big cup final."

The Witches and Tigers have beaten each other at home twice this season, while both have world champions in their line-ups, Doyle for Ipswich and Chris Holder for Sheffield. It all has the potential for two cracking ties.