SHEFFIELD Sharks coach Atiba Lyons is expecting new signing Demetrius Jemison to have a positive impact on the club this season.
Sharks brought in power forward Jemison in time for their last match against London Lions 10 days ago in the capital. And while the American couldn’t prevent Sheffield from blowing a 14 point lead heading into the final quarter he has shown Lyons enough during training this week that he’ll be an important figure during the rest of the season. Lyons said: “He’s getting his legs now because he was a bit out of shape with not playing many matches this season. He’s a solid player and that’s what we’re like this year. We don’t have one stand-out guy, we’re a group of solid players who have to give us something every night.”
Sharks welcome Plymouth Raiders to the EIS tonight night (7.30pm) before travelling to Worcester Wolves on tomorrow evening.
Lyons is looking for a response from his team after the damaging loss in London. Sharks had been showing an improvement in their form since a poor start to the campaign.
Forward Andrew Bridge says it is vital the Sharks start to pick up some points: “Right now we need to find a way to get a win. Our league record isn’t great, and I think it’s getting to the point where it’s becoming psychological because we’ve done well in the Cup.
“We need to find a way to win, because when we start, we’ll be okay.
“I’ve never been on a run like this in my career, so even as a veteran player I don’t have the experience. We just need to forget our record, perform well and start getting some wins.”