READING Rockets (1-1) will begin their NBL Division One home campaign this Sunday afternoon when they entertain Loughborough Riders (2-0) at Rivermead Leisure Complex (5pm).

Rockets recorded their first win of the regular season last weekend as they came from behind to beat one of this years play-off contenders Thames Valley Cavaliers 108-93.

Sunday’s visitors to Reading, Loughborough Riders, began their season last weekend recording two wins by beating Essex and Herts Leopards 94-66 and Nottingham Hoods 81-71.

They remain one of five teams with a 100 per cent record in the division.

Rockets head coach Alan Keane was pleased to see his team record their first victory of the season, but is already preparing for a tough test this weekend.

He said: “I am really pleased with last weekend’s victory. Thames Valley Cavaliers provided us with a lot of problems to solve and what was positive for us was we were able to find those answers based on the commitment we showed and being relentless against a tough opponent.

“Having AJ Carr back made a difference, but what pleased me the most was the group remained disciplined and to task throughout the 40 minutes, despite some defensive lapses which we will address this week."

He continued: “Loughborough promise to be another tough test.

"Coach (Mark) Jarram has done an excellent job in his time there, but early-season games are always difficult to prepare for as opposition trends haven’t emerged.

"However, we do know Loughborough will have built confidence off of that start. Their strength lays in their depth of talent and every player off their bench is capable to have a huge impact on the game.

"We are really looking forward to this encounter and can’t wait to be in front of our home fans for the first time this season."

Rockets go into Sunday’s clash with no new injury concerns, but will be hoping that 18 year-old David Chive is fit to return to action after missing the opening two games.