THE Basingstoke Bison will go top of the league if they win their only game of the weekend against the visiting Milton Keynes Thunder on Saturday night (6.30pm).
The Herd will be looking for clean sweep of wins over the Thunder having already beaten them three times, but the last encounter saw the Herd only win 3-2 at the beginning of December.
The Bison will welcome back Ivan Antonov back into their line-up, but Josh Smith is still away with GB under-20s, while Joe Baird is set to miss the one game weekend.
Bison head coach Doug Sheppard said: "We played well last weekend and I hope we can carry this on. I am expecting a tough game, but we have to make sure we work hard and get the two points."