Lee is keen to get back to Tigers’ trackside duties

MOVING FORWARD: Michael Lee is set to  return as Tigers' co-promoter
MOVING FORWARD: Michael Lee is set to return as Tigers' co-promoter
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Having returned to Mildenhall Fen Tigers on Sunday after he was cleared in court, Michael Lee is set to apply to get his promoter’s licence back.

The former world champion said he had received ‘100 per cent’ support from the speedway community over the last 16 months, after being found not guilty of rape, assault and sexual assault at Ipswich Crown Court last Friday.

Speaking on Monday, a day after watching the Tigers’ National League Knockout Cup quarter-final first leg defeat to Cradley Heathens, he said: “I just want to get my head back together and then speak with the speedway control board about getting my promoter’s licence back (after it was put on hold). Helping the youngsters at Mildenhall is what we are about.

“It’s three days since this happened. I’m still in that period of shock.

“I had 100 per cent support from all of speedway and my family and want to give a big thanks to my legal team.

“I went on Sunday and started to join in. In a couple of weeks I hope to be back on track to do it all properly.”

A statement from the club said they look forward to seeing Lee back involved.

The Tigers’ 49-39 defeat to Cradley Heathens had seen them trail throughout ahead of their second leg a week on Tuesday and came after a pleasing 47-42 victory at National League pacesetters Coventry Storm on Friday, where Joe Jacobs bagged 15 points.

The Tigers host Buxton Hitmen on Sunday (3.30pm)

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