Speedway: Mildenhall consider Premier League return

Mildenhall Fen Tigers

Mildenhall Fen Tigers are considering the possibility of seeking a return to the Premier League.

The club currently compete in the National League but would contemplate moving up a level if they can obtain more commercial backing.

"The costs multiply as you step up the leagues and without that backing, it makes it an impossibility," co-promoter Michael Lee told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"It's something we've talked about and looked at."

Lee continued: "Hopefully we can get some good backers next year and we would certainly consider it.

"First off, we have to see what happens with the leagues because I know they are talking about a few changes over the winter and it could mean possibly we would move up."

Lee ruled out any possibility of the club taking any kind of financial gamble.

"In the past, when promoters have tried to take it up to Premier League, maybe they weren't quite ready and have suffered the consequences," he said.

Meanwhile, Lee is hopeful the Tigers will soon have Josh Bates and Cameron Heeps back from injury and is confident they are peaking at the right time as they seek to win the double.

"The end of September and all of October is going to be busy with play-offs, play-off semi-finals, hopefully a final, and the Knockout Cup final. We're ready," he added.