READING Rockets (5-1) welcome Leicester Warriors (3-3) to John Madejski Academy this Sunday (5pm) as they look to continue their scintillating form.

Rockets secured a pair of victories last weekend when they defeated Liverpool Basketball (2-4) 90-86 in a hard-fought away win in NBL Division One, before safely advancing to the fourth round of the National Cup with success over Team Birmingham Elite 101-52 to set up a fourth round tie at Nottingham Hoods.

Last weekend’s successes meant coach Alan Keane’s team won their fifth straight league game and made it six wins on the bounce in all competitions, but the Rockets play-caller knows the league is more competitive than ever.

Ahead of the visit of Leicester, which Keane has described as a “very tricky test”, the Irishman said: “Last weekend was a really enjoyable one for us, not withstanding the results, but the fact we were able to spend a good amount of time together having stayed away on Saturday evening and grow closer as a unit, so that for me was the most pleasing part of the two days.

"Gaining two wins in the process was very positive, but Saturday’s game showed us again anyone can beat anyone in this league – even the newly-promoted teams are really competitive.”

He continued: “This week we will be working on areas identified from the games last weekend as well as preparing for a Leicester team which will provide us with a very tricky test.

"Coach Karl Brown’s teams are always very competitive and really hard to break down and this season will be no different I’m sure. However, we will keep focusing on being the best through committing to our desired outcomes for the week.

“I am really looking forward to this weekend’s game and hopefully we will have a fully-fit team as we look to continue our positive start to this season.”

Rockets go into the game with no new injury concerns after American AJ Carr returned to the group for Saturday’s win over Liverpool, and despite sitting out of Sunday’s National Cup success due to Basketball England rules, the 6ft 6in forward has felt no ill effects of the groin injury which ruled him out of Rockets’ last home game against Barking Abbey.

The two teams exchanged wins last season with Rockets’ taking the game 96-92 in before the Warriors handed the Reading team their biggest home defeat of last term, winning 89-63 at Rivermead back at the beginning of February.