PLYMOUTH Raiders will be looking for a vital BBL win when they travel Sheffield Sharks on Friday night (7.30pm).

Raiders fell out of play-off contention and into ninth place with a 90-98 loss to Manchester at the pavilions last Sunday.

Head coach Paul James was frustrated by the performance.

“We just weren’t at the races. It was one of those games where we really needed to come out and stamp our authority on it from the word go and we didn’t,” said James. “There’s still a lot of learning to do, but with very little time.”

Raiders have just six games left to try and make the top eight.

“Whilst there’s games left and it’s still mathematically possible, yes of course I’m confident,” said James. “But if we play like last week it’s going to be a struggle. We’ve made it a little difficult for ourselves now.”

The Sharks have been in good form of late, winning their last three games.

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