THE Basingstoke Bison are hoping to have Stuart Mogg back in their line-up for the visit of arch rivals the Bracknell Bess on Saturday (6.30pm).

The defenceman took part in the warm-up before last Sunday's game and Bison head coach Doug Sheppard said: "We are hopeful he will be back this weekend, as long as he comes through a full week of training."

However, forward Ryan Sutton injured last weekend, is a doubt.

Saturday's game is the Herd's only one this weekend and will see them back in National Cup action, looking to keep alive their hopes of a top two place in the group.

When last in town, Bracknell won 5-2 and home side will be determined for revenge this time. Sheppard said: "We are playing a lot better now and I want this to to continue."