BRAEHEAD CLAN have been warned a repeat collapse on home ice to rivals Fife Flyers won't be tolerated as the pair lock horns again this weekend.

Back in October the Glasgow side were humiliated 7-1 at home by their east-coast counterparts in front of a sell-out home crowd expecting John Tripp's team to kickstart their season.

In the end the Flyers cruised to victory to start a sequence which has taken them up to fourth in the Elite League table, just three points shy of Belfast Giants in second.

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With Braehead trailing back in eighth as the season lurches into its second half, hockey and operations director Gareth Chalmers knows the significance of this weekend's double header with Fife. Most importantly, Sunday night's match at the Braehead Arena.

On the back of two home wins in recent weeks against Belfast and the Dundee Stars, optimism is beginning to build in the Clan camp that a run of form is coming at the right time. However, Chalmers is not wanting anyone taking their foot off the gas.

“Following our recent good home wins against Belfast and Dundee, we really need two good results against Fife this weekend," he said of tonight's trip to Kirkcaldy and tomorrow's clash.

“Losing so heavily to Fife on home ice in October really wasn’t acceptable as a club, we expect more and everyone involved in the Clan knows we should be doing a lot better.

“It’s time to roll up our sleeves, put in the hard work for both games and give the Purple Army the performance and the results they deserve

“We had two very good attendances over the festive period against Belfast and Dundee with the Purple Army creating an electric atmosphere. That is a massive advantage for the Clan and one John and all the players totally appreciate. If they bring the noise this weekend and hopefully we can come away with two big and important results.”