NEWS: Stevenson set for nervy wait

March 10, 2023

Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan associate coach Dyson Stevenson admits he’s in for a nervous weekend as he waits to see the outcome of this weekend’s Viaplay Elite League games.

With Clan having played more fixtures than the rest of their rivals at this point, the team have a weekend off before they return to action when they go to Guildford Flames next Saturday.

And Stevenson is hopeful certain players don’t show their best form over the next couple of games.

“I don’t wish many bad things, but we definitely need Shane Owen in Fife to have a couple of bad games along the way,” he joked. “We all know how good he can be, of course, but it’s tough for us.

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“The thing is, you put yourself in that situation and had we played better and won more games, we wouldn’t be hoping for other teams to lose and that’s the reality of where we are.

“You try not to look at it too much, but I’ll certainly be on my phone quite a bit over the weekend, especially Fife’s Twitter.

“From a Clan standpoint, we can only concentrate on our games coming up, but I’ll be keeping an eye on everything and cheering against Fife and Dundee.  It’s not the best way to go about things, but that’s where we are.”

As the season counts down to its conclusion and many storylines still be completed, for Stevenson, it has been quite the campaign for him.

While things may look precarious as things stand, the Clan coach remains confident of ending the season in that top eight, but added a note of caution.

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“It would be unbelievable to get into the play-offs, not just for me, but for the team who have gone through a lot this year,” he said.

“We’ve had losing streaks and bad nights and I’ve spoken to the guys when we’ve needed to win, where we’ve come through those games.

“A lot of people thought it was out of reach for us a month or two ago, certainly three months ago so it would be good to prove a lot of people wrong.

“We don’t care who we play if we got in.  We just want to get in, but a lot of things have to go our way between now and the end of the regular season.”

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