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Nottingham Panthers have a double header of games as they face Sheffield Steelers away this weekend, followed up with a home fixture against Belfast Giants.

Following their recent 8-5 defeat to the Giants on Sunday, the Panthers will be hoping to bounce back and steal the spoils next week.

However their first test is in Sheffield as they face the Steelers at the FlyDSA Arena.

The home side sit 8th in the league having played two games less than the Panthers who sit comfortably in 3rd position.

The Steelers have lost four of their last six games including a humiliating 6-0 loss at the hands of Glasgow Clan.

However their form against the Nottingham side is the opposite, having won their last three games against the Panthers, a run of games which show the Nottingham side conceding a total of 10 goals, only scoring six.

Rick Strachan’s side then turn their attention to 2nd placed team Belfast Giants on Sunday, a game taking place at the Motorpoint Ice Stadium.

“It was a game of mistakes by both teams.”

The Scottish side dismantled the Panthers with a score of 8-5 in their favour just last game week, and will be looking for a similar scoreline this Sunday.

Head coach Rick Strachan described the match as “a game of mistakes by both teams”.

The Nottingham hockey side have lost their last four games against Belfast and have only beaten them once this season, something that they will be eager to change this weekend.

Dylan Olsen is hoping to be back in contention for a place in this weekend’s games after missing the last date due to injury in their battle at Milton Keynes.

For more build-up to this weekend’s games, head over to CBJ Target.