Speedway: 'Physically drained' Josh Auty prepared to give final push for Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe number one Josh Atuy admits an action-packed season is beginning to take its toll.
But he is determined to give it one last great effort if it means the Scorpions bag some silverware.
Auty missed the two away trips last week having suffered a wrist injury while racing for Birmingham a few days before.
It would have taken something pretty serious to rule him out of Scunthorpe's final play-off group clash against Workington though.
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"I don't think there was any danger I would miss Sunday," he said.
"I could have been fit for Saturday but that extra day really helped me.
"I basically slept for two full days to recover and feel a lot fresher for that.
"I wasn't too bad on Sunday but I could have done without that knock I took (from a spill) in heat one.
"It unsettled it really, more than anything.
"I've had a few big high profile crashes of late and it takes it out of your body.
"Nowhere's particularly hurting, I just feel physically drained.
"The wrist's not 100 per cent, but it's probably as good as it's going to be at the minute.
"You don't really have a couple of weeks where you don't have any meetings. As soon as you're declared fit, you're racing, which is not ideal for the body.
"I've done somewhere near 90 meetings this season, so it's been really busy for me.
"But this is the last push now, there's three weeks left to the end of the season, so it's just maximum effort to hopefully come away with some silverware.
"For a little team like Scunny to win something would be great, especially as we've really got quite a young and inexperienced team.
"We've done terrific.
"It's quite phenomenal really when you see who we've had missing."