READING Rockets (11-7) will continue their push for a NBL Division One play-off spot when they host joint leaders Team Solent Kestrels (14-4) on Saturday before entertaining Nottingham Hoods (9-10) on Sunday (both 5pm) at Rivermead Leisure Complex.

Rockets made it back-to-back wins with a hard-fought 112-105 overtime victory in Newcastle, and will now be looking to gain revenge on a Solent side which beat them 86-75 back in November.

Reading head coach Alan Keane was pleased to see his team battle past Newcastle and is in confident mood ahead of the weekend, his side having defeated Nottingham 76-71 before Christmas.

He said: "Another double-header brings another challenge and a hurdle we need to get over.

"Solent and Nottingham come to us with two different styles of play, but we will be ready for both and look forward to the opportunity to give our best performance. "We are coming off an important win in Newcastle, but we will have to be at our best as Solent and Nottingham have shown they are capable to beat anyone in our league."

Rockets go into this weekend’s double header with potentially a fully-fit squad, but will have to manage their Under 18 players who also have two games.

Point guard Adrian O’Sullivan looks to be nearing full fitness after an ankle injury and despite not making the trip to Newcastle, Ronan O’Sullivan has also recovered from his wrist injury.

Teenager David Chive will be available for both games this weekend with Sam Grant likely to return with his U18 team first before suiting up for the senior team after a four week lay-off with an ankle complaint.

The Berkshire outfit have eight regular season games to go with all to play for in one of the most competitive Division One leagues in recent years.