Plymouth Raiders coach Gavin Love fears fixture backlog

Gavin Love
Love succeeded Gary Stronach as Raiders head coach in June 2010

Plymouth Raiders head coach Gavin Love is concerned at a possible end-of-season fixture pile-up.

The Raiders have seven games pencilled in for March and April, but Love fears there will be more.

"At least one game a season is postponed because of progression in the BBL Cup or BBL Trophy," he said.

"With seven games in March and April, it doesn't leave us very much room to schedule in those postponed "floating" games."

The Raiders have the consolation of playing three of their final four BBL fixtures at the Pavilions before the end-of-season play-offs.

This year's BBL season begins later than usual, with Plymouth's first game away at Guildford Heat in the BBL Trophy on Sunday, 2 October.

Two friendly competitions have been scheduled for 11 and 25 September - by which time Love hopes to have most of his squad in place.

"The season starts a couple of weeks later than last year, but we're still going to bring the players in at the start of September to give us a really good, long pre-season that will hopefully give us an edge over some of the other teams who will start later than us," he said.

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