Pearce keen to return to winning ways

(PHOTO: Derek Black)

Dundee Stars forward Elgin Pearce believes the Challenge Cup quarter final second leg at Glasgow Clan could serve as a timely boost for this team.

The Stars are bottom of the table and come into the game on the back of four straight losses as they look for a spot in the semi finals, which would be a first for them.

But Pearce is ready to roll his sleeves up as they look to find the sort of form that saw them qualify for the last eight of the competition as the top seeds.

“We just have to get back to playing the way we were when we were on our winning streak,” Pearce told the Dundee Stars website.

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“Everyone kind of knows we are struggling but the best way to get out of a struggling slump is to put up a good win, especially with how important this game is.

“It will take a lot of intensity and quick puck movement but we have to continue to do things that have made us successful in the past and I think it will be a good opportunity for our team to boost ourselves for the next couple games.”

The first leg three weeks ago ended in a 1-1 stalemate, with the winner of tonight’s return leg set to become the first semi-finalist.

Pacha wants his team to go back to basics in Glasgow (PHOTO: Dave Williams)

Stars coach Omar Pacha is keen to play to his team’s strengths and go back to basics to achieve a  piece of history for the club.

He added: “It will just be a simple road game and if you look at all the road games we have played this year, when we have won, we haven’t conceded many goals.

“So, if we want to have a chance to win tomorrow night then we have to play simple, basic road hockey and stay strong defensively.

“It would be huge to get through but for me it is about going out and playing and not worrying about outcomes and what everyone says.”

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