handsinwebCOACH Jeff Jones says the Giants must make themselves at home on the road this weekend.

Giants face title challengers Worcester Wolves and Leicester Riders in back-to-back away trips on Friday and Saturday in their toughest double-header so far this season.

After running Sheffield close at Wright Robinson last weekend, going down in overtime, Jones wants his battling team to show the same attitude away from home.

He said: “It is extremely tough especially with a back-to-back.

“I think we are going to have to take our home court mentality with us on the road or it could be a long weekend.

“I can’t emphasise enough the job my guys are doing when they step on the floor I haven’t been prouder of any other team.”

The Giants travel to Worcester on Friday night before a Saturday night trip to Leicester.

Jones added: “I thought we showed great character and played well and on Sunday, although short-handed. I thought we matched Sheffield physically which was pleasing. We just ran out of gas in overtime.

“Worcester are very talented and they are very good in the half court. They will be there or thereabouts at the end of the year.”

And of the visit to defensive specialists Leicester the following night he added: “We have to execute on the offensive end of the floor if we don’t, their defensive intensity will just over run us.”

Giants forward David Watts is determined to bounce back from the disappointment of the loss to the Sharks after a positive Giants performance in regulation time.

“The overtime loss to Sheffield was devastating as we really needed that win but it showed us that after a cold start we can still compete when we play solid defence,” he said.

“These next few games require a solid mind-set and specific game plans. If we’re to win we need execute constantly at both ends of the floor.

“Leicester have been very tough defensively these past few seasons. It’s an ethos that they introduce early in their pre-season. We need to handle their pressure and play smart offense and get out in transition.”

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