Triple world champion Tai Woffinden and world No.4 Jack Holder will spearhead Sheffield’s Premiership title defence in 2024.

Holder lines up at Owlerton for a fourth straight season, having played a key role in Tigers reaching the play-offs this year.

The broken wrist he suffered at the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Final in Wroclaw on July 29 forced Sheffield to bring Woffinden in as a replacement.

Born in Scunthorpe and based nearby in Derby, Woffinden was a popular addition to his local Premiership club, only for his season to be ended by the broken hand he suffered at the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff on September 2.

Incredibly, Tigers won the Premiership crown without both riders. But Woffinden and Holder are back to lead the charge in 2024.

Team manager Simon Stead said: “I think most people will agree that as far as launching team building for the defence of our league title goes, it couldn’t be any better than this.

“In Jack and Tai, we have got two proven, genuine world-class riders and to have two GP boys spearheading our side is unbelievable. They are two of the world’s very best and I think by including them in our team, we are showing just how serious we are about making it back-to-back league titles.

“They were both absolutely gutted to be sidelined at the end of the season and miss out on that Grand Final. But they’re both chomping at the bit to be back at Sheffield, and we feel like we’re doing something right for two riders of their stature to want to be back in our team.”