Tony Garbelotto says Mersey Tigers need the backing of the city’s Basketball fans, as their play-off hopes hang in the balance.
On Easter Sunday, the Tigers welcome high-flying Leicester Riders, with their manager saying defeat is not an option. Just two points outside the top eight, the Lions are hoping they end their season in top form.
Garbelotto says the support of the fans is crucial if they are to make it into the play-offs, he told the Crosby Herald: “We really need our old supporters to come out and help us this weekend,
“We’ve played Leicester twice this season but not with this group of players.
“Given the results of Cheshire Jets, if we are going to get close to the play-off’s then we need to beat either Leicester or Newcastle.
“This weekend should be the easier of the two but we will still have to play great. This young group of players have really stepped up and are playing some really good basketball.Leicester have some really good players but victory is not out of the realm for us.”