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BBP: Cheshire Phoenix: 'we want this club back where it belongs'

The Cheshire Phoenix have gone through various changes over the past year, with the club almost fading out of existence at some points before and during 2012/13.

Now they look a lot more stable under new ownership and having appointed a new coach back in May this year.

John Lavery is back in charge of the Phoenix and with a squad coming together, he is hoping to be able to compete at the top end of the ladder.

He said: "Obviously there were some problems last season, but the guys did tremendously well to stay together and keep training and playing - I hold my hat off to them."

"It's huge to come into this season with more stability, at the moment we have two fantastic owners who want to move forward."

"They want to put this club back where it belongs and that is at the top of the BBL, competing for silverware."

So what was behind Lavery's decision to return to his old club? Well he believes that the future is bright for the Phoenix.

"Speaking to the board, they had a great ambition, they want to win and compete every weekend  - the board is fantastic."

"This team is in my blood, it wasn't a hard decision at all and now everything is moving in the right direction."

"I know the people around the club and the fans, we know how it works, we know what we want to do and it helps [that I have previous experience]."

"We are making no qualms of our aims - we want silverware back at this club, everyone here is a winner and we are going out to compete and win every game."

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