READING Rockets (7-2) will be looking to keep up their excellent form this weekend as they welcome Derby Trailblazers (5-4) to Reading on Sunday afternoon (5pm).

Rockets secured a pair of wins last weekend, grinding out an 81-67 win at basement outfit Essex and Herts Leopards (0-9) before advancing to the National Cup quarter-finals with the narrowest of victories in Nottingham, beating the Hoods 78-77 to make it nine wins out of 10 in all competitions.

Rockets head coach Alan Keane was a happy man after last weekend’s double success, but will be hoping his team recover in time for this Sunday’s clash.

He said: “Coming off a double-header weekend away and three games on the bounce away from the Rivermead, it will be really exciting to get back to playing in front of our home fan base.

"Derby, another potential top-four team in the league will bring different challenges.

"They are a very well coached team who compete as tough as any team in the league. They are capable to score in a variety of ways, but obviously Malcolm Smith will need a lot of attention from us. We have tough run of league games coming our way and Derby presents as big as challenge as any."

The hosts go into Sunday’s game with a number of injury and illness concerns.

British guard Ed Potter missed the National Cup win with a suspected broken finger and the Reading team won’t know if he will be able to play this weekend until just before the game.

Young British point guard David Chive missed both last weekend’s games through illness. but the Rockets are hoping the 18-year-old makes a full recovery before the weekend.

Spanish guard Pau Mayor was also out of action last Sunday with a dead leg after featuring heavily during Saturday’s victory.

The 23-year-old has been receiving treatment on his thigh complaint and will also be a game-time decision alongside Potter.

Finally, academy player and Great Britain Under 18 Sam Grant also missed last weekend’s double triumph with an ongoing back injury and knee complaint he sustained in an EABL game against Barking Abbey. It is unsure if he will be back to feature this weekend.