Sharks need to stay tough to get job done

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SHEFFIELD Sharks forward Mike Tuck says the team’s history of fourth quarter problems has to end.

Sharks were ruthless in the way they saw off last Friday’s match against Cheshire Jets at the EIS, but Tuck admits frittering away leads in the final period has been an Achilles heel for the club.

He said: “We usually play teams tough all the way through and then we get to the fourth quarter... we have to be mentally tough and see all the 40 minutes out.

“I don’t know why it is. Even before I came here people toid me about it. It’s just a matter of staying strong and seeing the job through.”

Tuck was excellent as Sharks only genuine inside presence against Cheshire.

Big man Justin Dobbins has returned to training after back spasms and should play some part of the match tomorrow night at the EIS against Guildford Heat.

Jimmy Langhurst has also returned to Sheffield after his visa difficulties were resolved.

Tuck said: “It’s good to get Jimmy back. He’s a strong guard and a big time scorer for us. Justin has been working out with us. It will be good to have him back.”