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Grudges may need to be settled when Sheffield Steeldogs ‘welcome’ Slough Jets on Sunday.

The teams met last Saturday in Berkshire, and the visitors’ 8-2 win didn’t go down well with the home side.

Lloyd Gibson

Lloyd Gibson

Lloyd Gibson, Dogs’ longest serving player, said: “There was a bit of nastiness at the end of the game, one of our players got cross-checked in the face and I had to step in so there is a bit of tastiness there for fans to get into this weekend.”

Gibson, 24, has been an EPL player since 2006 but never managed to get a game afor Steelers, despite making cameo appearances for other top flight clubs. Now he is in a team which has a lower budget than many around them- yet he still believes Dogs can be champions over the next year or so.

The centreman says clubs awash with cash do not always win titles. Speaking on video at thestar.co.uk, he said: “We saw with the Steelers last year, they chucked loads of money into things and they didn’t come anywhere near Nottingham. It is the same in our league, you can spend as much money as you like, but if you haven’t got a good team base and things don’t quite work, you are not going to win the league. Three years ago we had the lowest budget and came second. Sometimes throwing money at things doesn’t work.” Steeldogs are running a “kids come free” deal for Sunday’s game.

n Gibson has mixed views on the move of former Dog Danny Wood to Peterborough Phantoms. “Sometimes he can turn up and sometimes he doesn’t, for the majority of last year, he didn’t turn up. I hope he does well at Peterborough but when he comes to play against us, it won’t be an easy ride for him.”