Glasgow Clan forward Craig Peacock says he’s glad to be home – but won’t expect a warm welcome from Saturday’s opponents, Fife Flyers.
Zack Fitzgerald’s side are back on home ice after five weeks on the road due to Disney on Ice taking over Braehead Arena and have a tough Challenge Cup tie with their Kirkcaldy to look forward to.
And Peacock, who is expected to make his 600th appearance in all Elite League appearances in the game, revealed why he thinks Clan have done so well in the last few weeks.
“The amount of travelling has been difficult, but everyone’s buying into what Fitzy’s preaching and that’s the one good thing about the travel, it’s brought the team together,” he told the Clan Chat podcast.
“There’s no-one on this team who wants to be a superstar. We all want to do our bit and what needs to be done as long as it helps the team and that’s what will bring us success.
“Fife are a dangerous team and we got a win there last month, but these games are always a lot of fun, with the rivalry and that brings an extra edge to it.
“They’ve got good offensive players, who will punish you if they catch you sleeping so we have to be ready to go. It’ll be a fast, physical affair and may the best team win.
“It’s always nice to have a win over them, but just because we’ve beaten them once, it doesn’t mean we’re automatically just going to beat them again just by showing up. We’ll have to work for it.
“As for me, I wasn’t aware I was getting so close to reaching the 600 mark and that makes me feel like I’ve been around forever.”
Peacock says he’s looking forward to come back to play in front of the home support and they return on top of the Elite League having picked up two consecutive four-point weekends.
He added: “It’s always a tough first month for us, being out of the arena and away from our own ice as we have to train elsewhere and are travelling everywhere, not just for games.
“It was a particularly tricky fixture list in the first few weeks as well. So to come out of that with four out of wins, it leaves us buzzing.
“I had some friends and family at Nottingham last weekend and they always comment on how good the travelling Clan fans are and the nose they make.
“It’ll be nice to experience that on a bigger level when we come home on Saturday and that place can get really loud and a game against Fife will be a lot of fun.”