Sharks will do double time after Lyons gets tough

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SHEFFIELD Sharks return to action tomorrow after a week’s break which proved to be anything but restful.

Without a match last weekend player-coach Atiba Lyons put his team through a tough training schedule to prepare them for the visit of MK Lions to the EIS tomorrow and the trip to the north-east against Durham Wildcats on Saturday.

Lyons said it was important to put his team through their paces: “It was a good week off. We trained very hard and just pushed ourselves for this tough double weekend.”

Milton Keynes have won their last three matches to begin their climb up the BBL table. Sharks, too, have shaken off a five-game losing streak to win their last two outings - at home against Worcester Wolves and then at Durham in their last match.

The Sharks boss expects a difficult time against the Lions: “I have seen some footage on them as well as playing them in the pre-season.

“They’re a very explosive team and high octane. They’re also a very good transition team.

“Demarius Bolds and Daniel Northern seem to be leading the way for these guys. Bolds is scoring the ball on everyone.”

Sharks will again have a fortnight off after this weekend. Their next match will be December 30 at Glasgow.