BRADFORD Dragons return to National Basketball League Division One action on Saturday evening at Liverpool.

Fresh from the impressive 91-83 home win over Worthing Thunder on January 26, the Dragons visit a Liverpool team on a run of 13 straight games without a win.

The hosts come into this weekend’s game looking for a repeat performance from when the two teams last met, earlier this season.

An out of sorts Bradford fell to a disappointing 94-82 defeat at the Dragons Den on October 26. That victory for Liverpool was also their last league triumph.

Matchday 17 presents the Dragons with an opportunity to avenge that defeat and pile the pressure on the teams directly above them in the play-off positions.

The Dragons (8-8) are currently on 16 points for the season, just four points behind both the Derby Trailblazers (10-7) and Loughborough Riders (10-5), who sit seventh and sixth respectively in the table.

Bradford's head coach, Chris Mellor, will be looking for his Dragons team to continue their momentum as they make the trip to Merseyside this weekend.

He said: “Despite losing three quality players, Liverpool have still been very competitive in the games since their departure.

“We’ve produced some good performances in the last few weeks, so hopefully we can keep the momentum going.”

Returning to face his former team, Bradford's Kenny Ogunneye knows his team must fully concentrate throughout Saturday’s clash (5.00pm Tip-Off) to bring maximum points back to West Yorkshire.

Speaking on the much-changed Liverpool line-up since the last clash in October, Ogunneye said: “I don’t know what they are going to be like from the start of the season till now, but we have just got to focus on our game and our defence.”

Liverpool come into the game at the bottom of the table with a 2-16 record, after a nightmare run of 13 consecutive losses since that aforementioned win over Bradford.

The Merseysiders have still tended to give sides a good game though. They lost last time out, 96-84, to National Cup runners-up Reading Rockets on January 26 and were narrowly defeated the previous day too, on the road to fellow relegation rivals Barking Abbey 77-71.

Saturday’s clash with Bradford marks the first of two consecutive home games for Liverpool. They will also face the 3-14 Westminster Warriors, in a huge clash in both teams' fight for survival, on February 15.