BASINGSTOKE Bison’s leading goal scorer Michal Klejna is facing a race against time to be fit for this weekend, when the Herd entertain the Milton Keynes Lightning, before taking a trip to Peterborough, writes DAN LINTERN.

The Slovakian import was injured just 10 minutes into last weekend’s 5-3 home loss to Swindon Wildcats and with Richard Bordowski, the other Bison import a doubt, the Herd will hope Klejna is fit.

Saturday night (6.30pm) the Bison take on basement side MK, who include the Herd’s top Brit from last season Russ Cowley, in a game sponsored by the Basingstoke Gazette.

In the lead up to this fixture the Herd’s player/coach Ashley Tait said: “MK have obviously been struggling, but we have only picked up one point in the last two home games and that is not good enough. We will keep our fingers crossed that Michal (Klenja) is in the line-up.”

On Sunday (5:30pm) the Bison travel to Peterborough and have split the first two league games this season.

Tait added: “ When we last played in Peterborough we lost 5-1, but I felt the game was a lot closer than that on the night. So I am expecting a much closer scoreline this time around.”