TCS CHESTER Jets are on a double mission this weekend to keep their league and trophy hopes alive.
They go to Crystal Palace tomorrow to take on BBL leaders London Towers in a bid to join Robbie Peers' team at the top of the table.
And on Sunday they must beat Leicester Riders at the Northgate Arena (5.30pm) to keep their grip on the BBL Trophy which they have won for the last four years.
Jets' head coach Paul Smith admitted after Sunday's surprise defeat at home to Thames Valley Tigers, that he was 'gutted'.
He added: 'Something similar happened to us against Milton Keynes recently. We seem to dig a hole for ourselves, get out of it and then fail to take advantage.
'We have spent this week working on our defence and our intensity. We need to start executing with quality and we will have to be at our best to win in London.
'This is a great chance for us to go 2-0 up in head-to-heads with them.'
Chester's BBL Trophy group rivals Leicester and Sheffield Sharks meet tomorrow, but whatever happens in this game will be irrelevant if Jets beat Leicester on Sunday.
If Leicester lose tomorrow that would end their chances, but Smith isn't so sure that would be a good thing for the Jets.
He said: 'I'm not really sure it would help. I wish the psychology of these things was a finite art, because sometimes when you have nothing to play for and you are much more relaxed you play really well.
'I wouldn't really know what is the best situation. All I know is my guys have to turn up focused to play, bring their A game with them and go for the win.'
There is still a chance Jets' skip-per Calvin Davis could return this weekend following knee surgery, but Smith intends to keep his friend and former coach Robbie Peers guessing ahead of the game against the Towers.
It seems more likely the influential Texan will make his comeback in the pre-Christmas games.