Henry and Fen Tigers ‘patch things up’

STAYING ON: Rob Henry
STAYING ON: Rob Henry
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Mildenhall Fen Tigers promoter Kevin Jolly has said ‘everything is patched up’ between manager Rob Henry and his riders.

Following their 44-44 draw with Eastbourne Eagles the weekend before last, the 61-year-old had threatened to quit his position in charge of the West Row-based outfit.

However, after a meeting between Henry and the Fen Tigers riders, Jolly has confirmed that the club’s all-time record appearance holder will be continuing his role as team manager.

“Everything is good now,” revealed the Mildenhall promoter. “A few things went wrong the week before but it’s all been resolved now.

“It was an issue between the riders and Rob, and they’ve had a meeting and patched things up.”

Henry had questioned the lack of fight and commitment being shown by the more senior members of his team shortly after the draw with Eastbourne, which had brought an end to their defence of the National Trophy crown they won last year.

Mildenhall’s hopes of finishing in the top two to qualify for this year’s Trophy final may be over now, but promoter Jolly says his riders are ‘straining at the leash’ ahead of hosting current Trophy leaders Rye House on Sunday (3.30pm).

“The riders are very frustrated with the lack of meetings at the moment,” he said.

“They all need more meetings, and are looking for guest meetings to ride in. They’re all very hungry and are straining at the leash.”

It follows afternoon downpours seeing the scheduled home meeting with a Danish touring side in the Fritte Cup Internationale called off.