Rob Paternostro concerned by hectic Leicester Riders run-in


Leicester Riders coach Rob Paternostro fears a gruelling fixture schedule could affect their play-off hopes.

Riders, who face Worcester on Friday and Plymouth on Sunday, look certain to earn a home play-off place by finishing in the top four in the regular season.

But Paternostro told BBC Radio Leicester: "We have to play eight games in 23 days when other teams only have to play three or four.

"That just doesn't seem fair whatever way you look at it."

Paternostro added: "As we go along over the next few weeks we are playing a lot of games.

"We could be in a nice rhythm but it will certainly be challenging.

"It's not just a physical thing, it's a mental thing. You have to make sure you don't get too high or too low as there is always another game around the corner.

"It is what it is. We have been dealt this hand and have to deal with it.

"But it is something that the BBL needs to take a long, hard look at. Throughout the season we have been behind teams in terms of games."

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