Great Britain star Myles Hesson insists the absence of head coach Nate Reinking isn’t disrupting their plans to beat Montenegro.

After a 79-56 reverse to France on Friday, anything less than a win by eight points in Pau tonight (5pm) would massively dent GB’s hopes of reaching the 2022 EuroBasket finals.

But even though Reinking is missing his fourth game in a row as his role at the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers takes precedence, Hesson has faith in the side.

“Whether Nate is here or not , the guys are here putting in the effort into everything, from the medical staff to the coaching staff to the players, so I don’t think there is any problem there,” he said.

“We’re still developing and we’re still on the right path and hopefully we can still keep moving forward.”

Young guard Kareem Queeley, who plays for Spanish side Burgos, will earn his first cap, replacing Newcastle Eagles’ Rex Pflueger on the 12-man roster as GB bid to avenge their 81-74 loss in Podgorica from earlier in the campaign.

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Earlier, the French can all but guarantee their spot in the finals if they defeat Germany in Pau (2pm).

Victory for the hosts, plus defeat for GB, would automatically secure a spot at EuroBasket 2022 for Montenegro.

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