Glasgow Rocks coach Sterling Davis has threatened to hold a mass clear-out in the summer unless his players convince him they’re worth new deals. The Kelvin Hall outfit visit Sheffield tonight looking to avenge last week’s crushing 91-61 defeat to the Sharks.

And with the entire Rocks team out of contract next month, American star Mike Copeland admits that everyone is under pressure to show their worth.

He said: “Sterling said to us last week: ‘Play for your jobs’. He’s never said that before, that we’re playing for a job. And we know what he meant by that, that right now, we’re not playing with that urgency.

“I don’t have a job for next season. Nobody wants a loser. That’s what he’s on about. He said: ‘think about next year and how you can get a job’. You have to keep that in the back of your mind.”

Rocks forward Nick Livas has revealed that the club’s owner Ian Reid issued a dressing down to his team in the locker room ahead of Sunday’s game against Worthing.

The Kelvin Hall outfit, who have several players out of contract next month, produced a resounding victory over the Thunder to end their recent slump with the warnings over their future fresh in their minds.

And Livas reckons that the stinging criticism provided a timely wake-up call.

“Mr. Reid came into the locker room before the game and said some stuff to us,” the American said.

“It got us motivated and that’s something we have to take and close out this week with some wins. We need some momentum from these last three games.”

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