Jacobs could be tempted by Tigers comeback

Joe Jacobs in action for the Fen Tigers.
Joe Jacobs in action for the Fen Tigers.

Joe Jacobs has said that he would consider making a return to the Mildenhall Fen Tigers if the right deal was put on the table, writes Graham Clark.

In light of Fen Tigers promoter Kevin Jolly’s recent comments that he may be looking at changes to freshen up the team, following their 56-33 mauling at home to the Rye House Raiders in the National Trophy on Sunday, the 21-year-old has claimed that a return is not out of the question.

Although currently on a year break from the sport, Jacobs - who has spent the majority of his career riding for the Fen Tigers - showed last month that he has not lost any of his race pace after lifting the Palmer Trophy, staged to mark the club’s 40th anniversary following a three-rider run-off.

“To be honest the National League is not really where I want to be racing, but if the right deal came up and it was something I could not say no to then I would consider it,” said Jacobs. “It was great to come back and win that meeting (Palmer Trophy) as it was one celebrating 40 years of speedway at the club.

“It did make me realise that I do miss it a bit more than I had been. It was just to get back into the swing of it.”

While not having raced since lifting the Palmer Trophy, Jacobs, who has recently been helping mechanic for Ipswich Witches rider Rohan Tungate, revealed that he has had several offers to cut short his break.

He added: “I’ve not done anything since that meeting to be honest, but I had a couple of offers from teams in the National League and Glasgow offered me a place in the Premier League.

“But I didn’t want to fall back into that again.