Let’s get back into a winning Patton

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SHEFFIELD Sharks will begin their play-off push again on Friday night hoping for a better return than their double defeat last weekend.

After a disappointing league season the Sharks are left with three real goals in their final five matches.

Make the play-offs; finish fifth; and end with a winning record. To do the last on the list requires a clean sweep of games starting with a win over Cheshire Jets at the EIS.

It would leave them with 16-14 win loss record, which may be just enough to pip Glasgow Rocks for fifth place in the Championship table.

Point guard Ryan admitted it was disappointing to lose against Mersey Tigers and Worcester Wolves last weekend: “It was a tough weekend, and we need to bounce back.

“We were poor in both games, we had guys who played okay, but we didn’t do it as a team. We need to learn from that, have a good week in practice and get the win this week.”

Since returning to the Sharks in February Patton has yet to play against the Jets but he expects a tough match from a team who are battling to make the top eight.

“We’ll look at some game tape this week. They have a couple of good players in [Matt] Schneck and Colin O’Reilly.

“Schneck always plays hard and is a force inside, while O’Reilly can shoot and has good height,” he said.