Fife Flyers need a home win to ease the pressure on the players - and win back the fans.
That’s the view of head coach Todd Dutiaume after his side slipped to the bottom of the table with a poor loss against Coventry Blaze at the weekend.
Despite carrying an extra import, the club has struggled to find its form this season, and faces a tough match against Hull Stingrays on Saturday and then away to Coventry 24 hours later.
The decision on which player is scratched from the roster will be taken later in the week, but the search for a new signing goes on.
Dutiaume and assistant Danny Stewart are actively looking for new faces.
The coach said: ‘‘We know this team needs improving.
‘‘But until then it is up to the players and us to get this club firing on all cylinders.
‘‘We’ve turned our biggest asset - the fans - off and we have to rectify that. We share their frustrations.’’
‘‘We understand how much a win would do for the team and the fans.’’
‘‘But the guys are sore. They are deeply disappointed with the team and individual performances so we got to go out and address it.
‘‘A win would get the monkey off our backs for a while.’’
Stingrays head north to face the Flyers after losing their captain who has quit the club.