The Canadian had set his sights of claiming second place in the 10-strong Elite League but that target has since been reappraised to become a top-four finish this season.
The visitors to Braehead tonight are Cardiff Devils, who are vying with Fife Flyers for the final play-off place, with Clan travelling to face new champions Belfast Giants tomorrow. "It's going to be a tough weekend for us but we want to come away with four points," said Finnerty, whose side sit in fifth, a point behind Dundee CCS Stars. "We've progressed on and off the ice this season and a top-four finish is still possible, which would also give us momentum heading into the play-offs."
Fife Flyers' American defenceman Matt Nickerson has had his match penalty from his side's game at Hull Stingrays in midweek downgraded to a 5+game misconduct for roughing but he has been told that his behaviour was unacceptable by Edinburgh- based Moray Hanson, the Elite League's head of discipline.
Elsewhere, Dundee Stars, the new Gardiner Conference champions, face Hull Stingrays. "They don't score a lot of goals but they find ways to win games," said Slyvain Cloutier, the Hull player-coach. "They shut you down, they block shots, they do the little things right. They pay the price and as a coach that is what you want from your team."