Braehead Clan forward Scott Pitt says any dropped points from the two games this weekend would be a blow to their Elite League title hopes.
Pitt said: “We have two home games this weekend and I think dropping any points in those games would be a huge setback for us at this point.
“Looking at the standings, it’s so tight and every game is important and we can’t afford to lose any points going forward.
“We’ve always thought we could get ourselves into the top position and everyone believes it. We’ve got games in hand and are starting to put wins together.
“As long as everyone’s feeling confident, I don’t see any reason why we can’t make the push in the form we’re in.”
Clan head into tonight’s game with Storm on the back of a run of five wins in their last six matches and they are finding the net on a regular basis.
Their last meeting was only five days ago when Braehead left Altrincham with a 5-2 victory over the bottom of the table side.
Pitt praised the performance of netminder Travis Fullerton, who he said played a pivotal role but he believes Storm could be motivated by the loss.
He added: “We have to give a lot of credit to Travis for the way he kept us in it against Manchester.
“He gave us the chance to win and from there we got a couple of goals and kicked on, which resulted in us getting the points.
“It will certainly give Manchester motivation to come here and do the same to us, but I think we play really well at home and we don’t want to give away points.”
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