CHESTER Jets' opening match in the BBL next season looks certain to re-unite them with their old coach Robbie Peers.
London Towers are provisionally scheduled to be at the Northgate Arena early in October, although the fixtures have yet to be released officially.
It would mean a capacity crowd for the match of the day in the BBL and would provide Jets' new coach Paul Smith with a baptism of fire against the league's most successful playcaller.
'If this is the case it will be a huge occasion and a great game to win,' said Smith. 'It would be very strange to see Robbie at the other end of the court, but victory would be a huge boost for us and for me personally.
'One thing's for certain, Robbie will be putting out a quality side, but players in our team like Calvin Davis, John McCord and James Hamilton would pull out something special for that one.'
Smith is still actively seeking new players and it is an open secret that he has been negotiating with former Jet Billy Singleton, who helped Scottish Rocks win the BBL Championship Play-off last season, but he has yet to put pen to paper.
'There has been a lot of talking and Billy is taking his time,' added Smith. 'But we have plenty of options. There are half a dozen players, including Americans, who are keen to join us and although I would like to think that's because of me, I know it's because of Calvin, John and James being with us. Players attract players and we could have a situation when two or three could sign together.
'I am very positive about the new season, both on and off the court. I think we are in very good shape and I am looking forward to getting started.'