Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rock-Bottom Giants Need Big Effort to Force Victory

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rock-Bottom Giants Need Big Effort to Force Victory

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MANCHESTER Giants need a win over Leeds Force more than ever.

The two clubs have spent much of the last few seasons scrapping it out in the BBL's lower reaches.

But the Giants have lost four of their last five meetings with their Yorkshire rivals and are currently bottom of the table.

It's been a moralesapping run since their last win - against Cheshire six games ago - and they need a victory to lift spirits. The Giants went down to a talented but inconsistent London Lions team at home last weekend and skipper Callum Jones wants a defensive improvement when they travel over the Pennines tonight.

He said: "The main problem last weekend was a lack of ball movement and unselfish play on offence. We were trying to over- complicate things and this led to people becoming disengaged on defence. …

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