Davies: Tigers must beat the Phantoms

Matty Davies believes Saturday’s EPL play-off clash with Peterborough Phantoms is a must-win game for Telford Tigers.

After losing 3-0 at home to Guildford Flames on Wednesday, Davies says the Tigers can’t afford any more slip-ups if they’re to qualify for the finals weekend at Coventry.

He said: “It’s do-or-die now and Saturday is a massive, must-win game for us – everyone in the changing room knows that.

“Anyone who has watched us this season knows we won’t give up. We’ve been very resilient this year and when we’ve been down, we’ve found a way to come back.

“Wednesday was one of those games when we just didn’t do that, but on Saturday we’ll come out with a really fast start and put it on Peterborough.

“They will come at us in the same way that Guildford did, but probably more so. They have the best netminder in the league and it will be a tough night.

“But we have played well against them at home all season and we need to have more confidence in ourselves.

“We were gripping the stick too tightly on Wednesday and getting a bit frustrated, myself included, and losing energy because of that.

“We need to play the way we play and no matter what Peterborough do, we need to counteract that with what we do well.”

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