MIKE Burton says there is all to play for as Chester Jets prepare to enter the final furlong of the BBL Championship play-off race.
Jets have only seven games remaining and this weekend's important double-header sees them host Scottish Rocks tonight (7.30pm) and go to Leicester Riders on Sunday.
While the Rocks are fourth in the table, the Riders are two points and two places ahead of Jets in seventh - making Sunday's match a crunch encounter.
Jets head coach Burton knows both games will be tough.
He said: 'We will go in hard against Scottish Rocks.
'They are a good side but we have beaten them in their own backyard this season so we know we are capable of a win.
'After that we will look at Leicester. It's getting exciting at the moment and obviously it would have been better for us to play Leicester first this weekend but you have to deal with what you have and that is the situation we are in.
Jets kept their play-off dream alive by winning 99-75 away to Milton Keynes Lions last Frid ay.
But they failed to apply further pressure on rivals Leicester and London United on Sunday as they lost 90-83 to Newcastle Eagles at Northgate Arena.
The Eagles match was a close affair and could have gone either way.
'The lads played brilliantly against the Lions,' said Mike. 'It was a pity against Newcastle but that was always going to be a very tough game.'
At Milton Keynes, Jets ended the third quarter 68-65 up and added 31 points in the fourth as Alto Virgil top-scored with 29 points, followed by Louis McCullough (26) and Jaz Cowan (24).
Against the Eagles, the half-time score was tied at 45-45.
The Eagles then took the initiative in the third and began building a lead. Trailing 81-70 with just over four minutes of the match remaining, Jets made one final push and closed the gap to 81-87 - but it was not enough.