Lee hails his superb Fen Tigers squad
MILDENHALL Fen Tigers’ co-promoter Michael Lee admitted to be ‘exhausted and emotional’ after Wednesday night’s thrilling National League play-off final victory against Dudley at King’s Lynn.
The West Row outfit won by a single point and can make it a hat-trick of major trophies for 2012 with victory over Stoke at home on Wednesday night in the National Trophy.
But for now that can wait, Lee is still recovering from Wednesday night.
“I feel exhausted and even emotional after that last race against Dudley,” he said.
“Sadly Adam Roynon was injured in the race and that was not pleasant, but the boys really had to dig deep to win by a point – meaning every single point counted.
“It’s been a great season and hopefully we will cap it off with victory on Wednesday against Stoke – which will be held at West Row, so we can show the fans our silverware.
“I can’t praise the riders enough, they have been wonderful in their attitude and spirit.”
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It has been a whirlwind two seasons for Mildenhall Fen Tigers, who last week won the Archant Suffolk, Senior Sports Team of the year, at a glittering Suffolk Sports Awards gala.
The trophies have come thick and fast, as the exciting batch of young stars continue to don the Fen Tigers race jackets.
But what does the future hold for Mildenhall? Rumours are rife that the club may move up into the Premier League, something Lee admits has been discussed, but is far from settled.
“It’s tough times at the moment,” he said.
“We all know that. We have talked about going into the Premier League, but we can’t sustain that level on racing on our crowds alone.
“Then again, if we can’t go out and sell the club commercially as it stands now, with all the success we are having, we will never do so.
“Our young riders, like Stefan Nielsen and Cameron Heeps are not going to stay with us forever if we don’t progress as a club. But there is much to think about first.
“Now we just want to enjoy our success.”
MEANWHILE Adam Roynon is set for surgery on a broken leg on Thursday following his crash in the last race of the second leg of the National League play-off Final when racing for Dudley.
Roynon has suffered a bad break just below the knee, and also a small break to his left shoulder-blade after the heat 15 crash.
EDINBURGH have deferred a decision on their future for two weeks as they seek new investment to keep the club operational in 2013.
The Monarchs have stated that all directors are involved in the process, including John Campbell who has indicated his intention to step down as a co-promoter after 29 seasons.