Fife Flyers travel to Dundee Stars on Saturday (7pm) with playcaller Todd Dutiaume desperate to build momentum after last Saturday’s 4-3 home defeat by Guildford Flames.

The coach said that because of some shoddy work Flyers ended up being seventh and he added: “That is how tight it is. You look at our stretch of our last six games there is some very good hockey being played.

“Going into the game (against Guildford) we had seven of 12 points. We could have made it nine out of 14 and now you are getting into momentum and you are starting to climb.”

He viewed the home defeat by Guildford as a set-back, but success, he argued, is achieved from performing in the right manner.

The coach (pictured) said: “There is nothing worse than making mistakes and blaming them on other factors and feeling sorry for yourself. That’s an excuse for not taking accountability and not doing something straight-forward.

“It is important to note that everybody makes mistakes, I get that, we do not expect guys to be robots.”