Braehead Clan pair Chris Holt and Bari McKenzie hope four points this weekend can kickstart a run of form to the end of the season for the club.
Clan welcome back Ben Davies, who returns from international duty as they get ready to face Fife Flyers and Dundee Stars in a massive weekend of Elite League action.
Holt (above), who returned to action a couple of weeks ago after suffering injury, is hopeful Davies’ return can help spark a winning run in the final weeks of the season.
He said: “We’ve had good practices this week and with Benny back after playing for the GB team, we’ll hopefully bring our best effort.
“The weekend games are definitely huge and I don’t believe for a second we’re out of the title reckoning by any stretch, despite the current form.
“If we can get full points from both games, hopefully that can kickstart us on a run that will take us to the end of the season.
“Fife will come to us in confident mood and they’ve found their form over the second half of the year.
“Comparing them to the team we played in September, they’re more organised and seem to have got it together defensively and offensively.
“They’re definitely not a team to be taken lightly and you have to respect them. They’re capable of taking points from us for sure so we have to be at our best throughout.”
Clan head into the weekend in fourth place following last weekend’s double disappointment against Manchester Storm, but McKenzie insists they’ve moved on from it.
“Losing both games to Manchester last week was quite a setback and reflecting on it now, I think we were quite unlucky at times,” he said.
“We had a lot of the possession and outshot them, but the bounces didn’t go for us and on any other night, we would have won that game comfortably.
“But that happens in hockey and Manchester have played well against us all season, but we’ve put that behind us and moving on to another tough weekend.
“Fife have done well in recent weeks, but we know we’re a good team and if we play our game, we can take the points.
“Although we’ve got quite a good record against the Stars overall this season, we haven’t won there and that has to change, starting on Sunday.”
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