The DBL Sharks Sheffield will play the first of four road games in a row tonight when they travel to face London Lions in the Copperbox Arena.
Despite two fresh injuries Sharks, who go into the game on the back of two consecutive wins, will be in good shape to face their top-four rivals, says head coach Atiba Lyons.
“We’ve been feeling good,” said Lyons.
“At this time of year it becomes mental as much as physical, it’s about getting the guys ready to play and getting everyone in shape, and everyone is ready now.”
Sharks have had to deal with a catalogue of injury problems this season and had two new ones to add to the list last week, with Kellen Thornton returning to the USA after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a back injury and Zach Gachette facing a spell on the sidelines with a broken finger. However, Sharks will welcome back Colin Sing.
“Zach was very unfortunate – he’s one of our more experienced players but hopefully he’ll be back shortly,” said Lyons
“Colin’s back, however, he’s been cleared and he looks good, so I’m excited to have him back.
“We’ve had to adjust to a lot of changes but I feel we’ve adjusted well.”
The Sharks are now in an intense battle for the final league placings going into the all-important season-ending play-offs.
“It’s been a very competitive season,” said Lyons.
“Iit’s going to be interesting. If any team has a few injuries it can have a big effect.
“We’re just trying to steady our boat.”