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Stars return from protocol against Storm

Photo: Derek Black

Gameday three of six in Week 17 of the Premier Sports Elite League sees Dundee hosting Manchester tonight on Tayside. The game will be played in front of a sold-out crowd of 200 fans due to Scottish COVID-19 restrictions.

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The game is the Stars' first since their re-exit from COVID-19 protocol Omar Pacha's team played two games after their first release from protocol and lost in Belfast and home to Fife by a combined score of 13-4.

Dundee need to start getting points on the board, and to be frank they need them quite quickly. The Stars have joint-last in the table on 13 points, and despite only being a point off the playoffs they've already played two more games than the sides above them. A .500 home record is something they'll need to improve on if they want to increase their chances of making the post-season.

Manchester were flying until a few recent defeats have left them four games without a win. Ryan Finnerty's Storm have slipped to sixth in the standings and were beaten in Glasgow on Tuesday night. Their well-publicised road record now stands at three points from 12 away from home.

The teams have met once so far this season in Dundee, where a late Stars winner game them a 3-2 win. Storm won both meetings south of the border thus far.

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