Reddox calls on Giants to keep producing their European form
Belfast Giants winger Liam Reddox has urged the team not to let the standards they set during the Champions League drop when they begin their domestic campaign this weekend.
Despite losing three of their opening four group games in the CHL, the Giants drew plaudits from across the continent thanks to some impressive displays against opposition from superior leagues in the Czech Republic and Germany.
Now they begin their Challenge Cup defence this weekend when they face the Glasgow Clan at the SSE Arena on Saturday, before getting their Elite League title defence up and running at the Manchester Storm on Sunday.
As he prepares to make his EIHL bow, Reddox is challenging his team-mates to maintain that level they produced against Bili Tygri Liberec and the Augsburger Panthers over the last two weeks.
"If you want to be successful you have to bring it every night, you can't take nights off like we did in Liberec a little bit. If you do, you pay the price," he insisted.
"It's our job to show up, be professionals, put in the work and compete every night. That's what we intend to do throughout the whole season.
"I know it'll be good hockey, hopefully it'll be fast and aggressive. That's the way we want to play, in your face, and I wouldn't expect anything less (from Glasgow and Manchester)."