Sharks in hunt for revenge

Sheffield Sharks return to Loughborough University tonight for a rematch with Leicester Riders, who ended their northern conference unbeaten record there just four days ago.

Sheffield Sharks return to Loughborough University tonight for a rematch with Leicester Riders, who ended their northern conference unbeaten record there just four days ago.

But the Sharks' coach, Chris Finch, was in optimistic mood: "It doesn't really bother me. In back-to-back games it's all about who makes the biggest adjustment in-between."

However, it is Riders who have made the biggest adjustment since Wednesday's win. Coach Billy Mims has signed 6ft 9in American Steve McGlothin to add to Sharks' problems.

McGlothin has a wealth of experience, having previously played for Derby Storm and Manchester Giants as well as featuring in the 1996 BBL All Star Game. The 33-year-old has also played in Spain, Taiwan, Argentina, Luxembourg and Brazil.

"He is definitely the sort of player we need. He brings experience, both from his travels around the world, and his previous spells in the BBL," said Mims.

McGlothin's arrival is likely to see Pete Deppisch leave the club, with Mims saying: "We are disappointed to lose Pete because he has done a tremendous job for us."

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