HAYDEN LESCAULT insists Glasgow Rocks haven’t pushed the panic button despite losing control of their own BBL title destiny.
After a damaging defeat to leaders Leicester Riders last weekend, the team’s defensive scheme has come under scrutiny with recent opponents able to unpick the Scots and take full advantage.
But with a tough double-header on the road at Bristol and Plymouth coming up, Lescault believes it’s not the time for radical changes.
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“We’ve always had a strong defensive mentality,” the American said. “We’ve led the league for a lot of the season in points allowed so we’re confident in that area. We just had a lapse against Leicester. And we have to brush it off. It hurts. But we can’t let things slide. We know we’re going to see a strong Plymouth team and before that Bristol.”
Newcastle Eagles can draw level with Leicester at the top of the league standings by avenging their recent loss to Leeds Force tonight with the Tyneside outfit potentially moving ten points clear of third-placed Glasgow, albeit with four more games played.
And Rocks coach Sterling Davis has told his side to push through their toughest trip of the entire campaign to avoid losing any further ground.
"We encounter such a weekend every season and know what to expect,” the American said. "It's always a difficult road rrip given the travel we need to do and the short turnaround time we have to do it all in. Two games in less than 24 hours doesn't give our guys much recuperation time, it's definitely going to be a big test of our character.
"To make things that little bit more difficult we will be playing two teams that are running hot right now in Bristol and Plymouth. We need to make the most of this opportunity and lay our claim as being one of the top teams in the BBL – two wins would send a strong message to everyone that we are still in the race."