SHEFFIELD STEELDOGS: Payette players must improve

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ANDRE Payette has been like a bear with a sore head this week.

Losing 5-0 and 8-1 last weekend has meant that his Sheffield Steeldogs skaters and goalies have had to endure an exhausting week of training.

They have to be in improved shape for tomorrow’s trip to Milton Keynes Lightning, followed by a Sunday home game against Guildford Flames(5.30pm.)

Payette commented: “The guys have had a really hard week in practices plus workouts in the gym and they all know that last week’s results were unacceptable for our team.

“We will get back to playing Steeldogs’ hockey tomorrow night and hopefully come up with the two points as well. Guildford are a talented team and we will have to outwork them to have a chance to win.

“I am hoping everyone will come and support us on Sunday against a top class team, though one we have proved we can beat, it should be a great evening.”

Steeldogs defence will have the job of shutting down ex-Steeler David Longstaff, along with Curtis Huppe, as Guildford’s top goal scorers and Josef Kohut who chips in with some top assists.

Dogs are joining forces with Cineworld Sheffield in promoting the new 007 James Bond movie, Skyfall in a themed 007 costume night (Halloween fancy dress for the children) with prizes for the best costume on the night, as well as 25 pairs of Free Cineworld tickets to be given away.

Derek Campbell will serve a match penalty tomorrow, missing out on the trip to Milton Keynes.