League Title Chasers Provide Weekend Contest
Telford Tigers coach Tom Watkins has upped the pressure on Guildford Flames and Manchester Phoenix ahead of this weekend’s mouthwatering series of games.
A trip to Surrey awaits Watkinsâ€™ men on Saturday, before a clash with league leaders Manchester at Telford Ice Rink on Sunday (5.30pm).
Both opponents are embroiled in a three-way fight with Basingstoke for the overall EPL title, with the Phoenix narrowly ahead on points.
That places extra pressure on those sides this weekend – something which Watkins expects will work in his sideâ€™s favour.
He said: â€œBoth teams are looking at the league differently from us. Theyâ€™re going for the league championship, which obviously creates a lot of pressure.
â€œThatâ€™s not to say that we wonâ€™t be going for everything we can possibly get from the games, but it means the pressure could start to tell on our opponents.â€