Armstrong agrees to stay with Fen Tigers

STAYING PUT: Jon Armstrong
STAYING PUT: Jon Armstrong

Jon Armstrong claims that putting pen to paper on a deal to ride for the Mildenhall Fen Tigers in 2017 was one of the easiest decisions he has ever had to make.

The 42-year-old was announced as the National League side’s first signing for next season in front of fans at the club’s annual end of season awards night on Saturday.

Although receiving interest from a couple of other clubs, Armstrong, who returns to the West Row outfit on a 7.82 average, only 
had his sights set on being part of the Fen Tigers set up once again.

“It was not a difficult decision to make,” said Armstrong.

“I had a quick phone call with Kev (Jolly) and there was no hesitation. “There were one or two other clubs interested in me and there are clubs that will pay better money but I’m not really interested in that.

“I’m happy at Mildenhall and that’s where I want to be. It’s never been a difficult decision when Mildenhall have offered me a team place.

“I love the track and how it rides — you can race hard on it — and the fans. It is just the whole package.”

While Armstrong, who will take on the role of captain once again, is the only confirmed name on the Fen Tigers’ team sheet so far for next season, he anticipates an exciting team to be constructed around him.

“A few little things happened here and there that went against us last season. It was just one of those years.

“You need a bit of luck. We only had bad luck,” said Armstrong.

“If Kevin gets the side he hopes, for what he has in the pipeline, I think we will have a very promising side with plenty of scope for improvement all the way through.”