IT has been almost a month since Bradford Dragons were last on the court, with that game resulting in a 100-82 victory over the Derby Trailblazers.

Up next for the ninth-seeded side is Leicester Warriors, who are currently eighth in the standings of the National Basketball League Division One.

They host Leicester at 6:15pm on Saturday, and a win could see the Bradford side leapfrog their opponents.

Winning four games in their last six, against Barking, Nottingham, Westminster and Derby, the Dragons currently sit on a record of 5-7.

The two losses in that period that the Dragons suffered were against second-seeded side Hemel Storm (by six points), and third-seeded Reading Rockets (by three points).

The Dragons' coach, Chris Mellor, said: “Our hopes now are to gain some momentum for the second half of the season and achieve consistency with how we play and obviously finish the season with a top-eight placing.”

Ricky Fetske, Bradford's captain, echoed what the coach said and admitted that the side will carry confidence from their last victory against Derby.

He added: “They are led by (American) TJ Henderson, who is second in the league in scoring at 26.5 points per game. We will be focusing on executing our defensive game plan as well as taking care of the ball offensively.”

The visitors currently sit two points above the Dragons having played two games more, but despite an inferior point differential, the Warriors do hold the head-to-head over the Dragons.

Leicester beat the Essex and Herts Leopards 94-85 on December 21, but fell 86-69 to the Derby Trailblazers last Saturday.

The last time these two sides met was back in October, when Leicester fought well for a hard-earned 72-66 win against the Dragons.

The aforementioned Henderson is the player to watch for this game. As well as being the second highest scorer in the league, Henderson is shooting 38 per cent from the three-point line and 88.7 per cent from the free-throw line.

To go along with his scoring prowess, the point guard is averaging 3.3 steals per game.

Despite his lesser stature, Henderson is also highly effective on the boards, pulling in 6.8 rebounds per game.

The Dragons will be hoping to nullify Henderson and secure the win this weekend, which could be a very big result in their season if they succeed.