Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Giants Must Step Up to Plate for Coming Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Giants Must Step Up to Plate for Coming Season

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MANCHESTER Giants have confirmed Richard Bell's return to the club for a second season.

And coach Danny Byrne is demanding a big impact from the talented British forward.

Bell, 26, made 29 appearances with an average of 22 minutes, six rebounds and seven points per game in his rookie season in the BBL.

And while he showed flashes of his potential, Byrne - who has taken the reigns from former head coach Yorick Williams - said: "We're expecting bigger things of him now. He's been through his rookie season and he knows what to expect from the league.

"He knows he'll need to up his game to take off and get a bit more aggression in him.

"He gets up and down the floor and he fits what we want to do.

"Richard overcame a bad injury last season and I know he's been working hard over the summer. …

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