May 25 2012 By Fraser Wilson
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GLASGOW TIGERS boss Stewart Dickson hopes his new-look side shine as bright as the weather forecast when Plymouth Devils visit Ashfield.
The Tigers aim to overturn a 14-point deficit when they tackle Mike Bowden's outfit in the second leg of the KO Cup on Sunday.
The Tigers were hoping for a narrower score down Devon way, but a last heat maximum for Plymouth make them slight favourites as the second leg gets underway at 4pm on Sunday.
The Devils carry a strong top two with Ben Barker and Ryan Fisher sure to pose plenty of problems for the Tigers and Dickson feels that the tie may go down to the very last heat.
He said: "If we had managed to keep the gap to 10 then I would have felt fine, but 14 is a lot to make up and looking at the strengths of both sides, I think it will be a Glasgow win in the margin of 12-16 points.
"So being realistic this should be one of the closest and most exciting meetings of the season.
"The weather forecast is fantastic, we are racing in what should be a nailbiting KO Cup tie with a potential quarter final with Edinburgh, and we race this on the back of the most entertaining meeting seen at Ashfield in a while last week.
"All the ingredients are there, there are no excuses."
Glasgow Tigers v Plymouth Devils gets underway at Ashfield at 4pm on Sunday.