NEWS: Dixon keen to stay on target
Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan interim head coach Stephen Dixon is hopeful the team’s profligacy in front of goal can be ended this weekend.
Clan host Coventry Blaze on Saturday at Braehead Arena (face off 7pm) before they travel to take on Manchester Storm on Sunday to complete the weekend.
And Dixon revealed it’s an area he and the players have been working on as they aim for more points and wins.
“We’ve had a full week of practice, which is a good thing, allowing to us to work on things heading into a big weekend for us,” he said.
“Our main issue right now is scoring and wanting to create those chances and shots. We did that against Fife on Friday certainly, but we have to find a way to put them in the net.
“It’s something we’ve been working on a lot over the last few days and looking at things from a different position, we’re feeling good and you have to look at the positives.
“We can’t get away from certain things. Scoring goals is the main thing, but as long as we can keep them out at the other end, it will hopefully lead to more offence.”
Blaze have won all three meetings against the Clan, with two of those games going beyond the regulation 60 minutes.
But urgency is focussed on picking more than the solitary win picked up against Manchester Storm three weeks ago.
He added: “It’s no secret that we have to start getting some wins on the board and the big thing is preparing as a team and take the chances we get.
“It’s important we keep the traffic going and it’s also important the work rate stays up for 60 minutes and playing for the full game is a must.
“Coventry have had a good start and their special teams plays an important role, so we have to stay out of the penalty box.
“They play hard and a tough night awaits us for sure on Saturday. Hopefully it can set us up for the game in Manchester on Sunday. We’ll be ready to go.”
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