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Henderson Eyeing Four-Point Weekend from Two Tough Games

Murrayfield Racers head into a tough-looking weekend aiming to boost their hopes of success on two fronts.

The Racers visit Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the Scottish National League on Saturday (face-off 8.15pm), before returning to home ice to face Dundee Comets in the Stuart Robertson Cup the following day (face-off 6.00pm).

Tony Hand’s side will be eager to maintain their 100% league record against Kirkcaldy, while a victory on Sunday would take the club a step closer to winning their group in the newly-formed cup competition.

Murrayfield followed up Saturday’s comfortable league win at Dundee Tigers with a solid performance on Sunday against Solway Sharks in the NIHL North Cup and forward Ross Henderson believes the team can take plenty of positives into their next games.

“We played really well against Solway last weekend, staying disciplined throughout the game,” he said. “A few things let us down, but we’ve worked on those things in training this week.

“We’re all pretty confident that we’ll come out on top this weekend, especially having more depth to the team now with guys coming back from injuries.

“This weekend’s games are the more challenging teams for us in the SNL, but the experience we’re gaining playing the NIHL teams and what we’ve been working on in training should help us get two wins.”

The Racers have boosted their defensive options ahead of the weekend with the addition of Craig Main to the roster. The 28-year-old previously played for Edinburgh Capitals SNL and will bring some much-needed competition for places in defence.

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