Gavin Love expects new-look Plymouth Raiders to challenge

Gavin Love
Love is in his second season as head coach of the Plymouth Raiders

Plymouth Raiders head coach Gavin Love has said he is confident that his new-look side can challenge for silverware ahead of their season-opener on Sunday.

The Raiders squad start their 2011-12 campaign with a British Basketball League Trophy match at Guildford Heat.

"We want to achieve something this year and get into a final and make the top-four," Love told BBC Radio Devon.

"We're stronger in certain areas and have some more experience than last year," he added.

Plymouth have signed a host of new players to their squad including James Jones, Tomas Janusauskas, Paul Williams and Ben Smith.

Love continued: "We definitely over-achieved so it's going to be difficult to reach those heights, but the goal is to be a top-four team.

"We're really looking forward to this weekend and playing the Guildford Heat on the road," he added.