THE Basingstoke Bison will look to bounce back to winning ways this weekend, when they travel to Romford on Sunday (5.30pm) to face the Raiders.

Last weekend, the Herd lost their big double header encounter with South One leaders the Swindon Wildcats.

This left the second placed Bison six ponts behind their Wiltshire rivals, but they will be keen to keep the pressure on on the leaders.

They do have a game in hand and still have to face them once more in the league this season.

However, for the Herd a trip to Romford will not be easy as proved last time they were ther.

The Essex side are still gunning for fourth spot as they are only four points behind Bracknell.

Looking ahead to the game Bison player/coach Ashley Tait said: “It is important we get back to the way we can play as we were not at our best last weekend."

The Herd will wait on the fitness of Richard Bordowski and Dan Weller-Evans.

Off ice the Bison faithful were given some great news last week, that other half of the Bison’s great coaching team, assistant coach Tony Redmond will be back next season.

Redmond said: “I am really happy and excited at what we are building here. So it is great to be back for another season. "

Last night, the Bison found out their South Cup final opponents will be Peterborough.

The first leg of the final will be in Basingstoke on Thursday February 28 (7.30pm) with the return in Peterborough on March 13.

Tickets for the final go on sale today as it is not a season ticket game.