Pacha: We need MK to help us
The Dundee Stars coach, Omar Pasha, turns to the bottom of the table, Milton Keynes Lightning, to serve them on the weekend of the last regular season.
The stars rank tenth, two points behind the play-offs, while Storm has a point ahead when Ryan Finnerty's men head for MK and Pacha knows his former team's victory will actually put term to their eight most important hopes.
So he asks Tim Wallace's team to give them the boost they need before heading to Belfast Giants on Saturday.
"We are where we are and we have to be patient and see how the outcome is for us in Milton Keynes," he said.
"No matter what happens, we want to finish the season with vigor, but we will have additional interest if we can still be home on Saturday night.
"I hope Milton Keynes can help us by getting a result against Manchester on Friday so the weekend is worth it.
"It's a tough task on Saturday against a Belfast team chasing the league title, but we have won three times this year.
"It will not be easy and when we beat them, it seemed like the toughest game of the season, but it will be difficult and we hope to do the same."
"I only hope that Friday's game will help us motivate ourselves if we participate again."
Despite their precarious position, Pacha remains proud of the fact that his team is still playing in the play-off for the final weekend.
He sometimes thinks about a difficult campaign, although he loves to be higher in the rankings, but he is proud of the club's growth over his two years at Tayside.
He added: "We are not in the position we would like, of course, but some decisions have been unfavorable to us. A goal conceded in Manchester put us in a difficult situation.
"It's hard to be critical of this group. We suffered a lot of injuries early in the season and played a lot of short games or with five men.
"Losing Bouchard for the season was also a blow and you can tell that from that point on, we had trouble scoring. Again, it's disappointing to be where we are, but we're not out yet, but we'll need some help along the way.
"I have really enjoyed the growth of Dundee over the last two years and seeing the sport grow in the city and see how competitive we are in a very difficult league.
"We are investing more in resources and hope to invest more through more sponsorship, visibility and brand awareness.
"Being competitive every night is a difficult thing, but one that can satisfy me."