BRADFORD Dragons could move into the play-off zone if they beat Leicester Warriors for the third time this season on Sunday (4.15pm).

The Dragons have previously won 77-69 in the National Trophy in October and 81-63 in the reverse National Basketball League fixture last month.

Leicester currently sit one position and two points above Bradford in the Division One table but a victory at the Dragons Den this weekend could lift the hosts above their opponents and into one of the coveted end-of-season positions.

Bradford are on a hot streak, having won four of their last five games – including last week's National Trophy quarter-final victory against Kent Crusaders.

And with Leicester their last-four opponents next month, another success on Sunday could give Chris Mellor's men a significant psychological edge.

The Dragons head coach said: "Leicester have had a good season so far and we played well in the last game before Christmas to beat them.

"But they are a deep team with a lot of talent and our defence and rebounding will need to be very good in order to contain their threats, which come from inside and out.

"We have some good momentum right now and we just want to keep it going as we get into the second half of the season."

Bradford will be without the services of Miguel Lorenzo this weekend as the Spaniard has returned home for two weeks in order to sit exams.

Both Rafi Saipe and Maciej Kosciuk, who missed last weekend's games through injury, are rated 50-50 to return to the bench.

Home fans will also be welcoming back Leicester point guard Carl Pearson, who enjoyed a successful season with the Dragons last term.