Teesside Mohawks end the NBL Conference season with three tough away games.

Trevor Lowe, Mohawks' general manager, wants his side to secure runners-up spot and attempt to retain the Championship play-off title after being ruled out of the Conference League race.

"We've got to put in 100 per cent effort. And I wouldn't expect to the squad to relax one bit," said Lowes.

"There is still the possibility of getting second place in the league and that is what the team should be aiming for. To do that we need maximum points from our last three games."

Runners-up spot would see the side enter the play-offs without needing to worry about arch-rivals Plymouth, who look to have the league sewn up, at least until the final.

To lose their grip at the top, Raiders would have to lose at least one of their last three fixtures while second-placed Worthing would need to win all of their games, including beating Mohawks twice.

Lowe believes players will also know they are not just looking at the play-offs and making amends for letting the fans down recently.

He said: "They are also effectively playing for their futures. Performances should also he aimed at their next contract - whether that is with Teesside or any other club.'

The first of those fixtures is tomorrow at Coventry Sports Centre, where the Eston outfit will he hoping to make it three out of three against the Crusaders this term.

Mohawks inflicted a heavy 105-68 defeat on the Midlanders three weeks ago at the Sports Academy.

And back in November the side edged to a closer, but nonetheless comfortable 14-point win.

An air of despondency surrounded the club just a couple of weeks ago, following a calamitous weekend where the side returned home pointless from fixtures against the league's bottom two sides, Inter Basket London and Solent

But the side quickly picked itself up and got back to winning ways when taking the points off Sutton Pumas at Eston six days ago.