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Plymouth Raiders prepare for trophy final

Preparations are underway for this Sunday's trophy final Photo: ITV News

This Sunday Plymouth Raiders take on Leicester Riders in basketball's BBL Trophy final in Glasgow.

The Raiders will be looking for their first piece of silverware in ten years.

In 2007, Plymouth beat Newcastle in the final of the competition.

Plymouth won the title in 2007

Raiders fans are hoping that the use high tech machinery will inspire similar scenes to those seen in 2007.

An anti-gravity treadmill is helping Plymouth's guard David Humphries recover from a long term injury.

The machine provides two main benefits, the ability to train for longer without the risk of injury and also the opportunity to move quicker pain-free after an injury.

David in the anti-gravity machine Credit: ITV News

David told our reporter Jeff Welch, "It's my patella tendon in my right knee and it's more of a gradual thing where it came over time."

"It wasn't like a straight thing it was an overtime injury and it got to the point where I couldn't really do what I wanted to do on the court anymore so I needed the surgery."

David flew back home to Australia to have an operation in October.

He's spent the last four weeks doing rehab work at the University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth.

David continues his recovery after injury Credit: ITV News

David made a cameo appearance for the Raiders last weekend but expects to be fully fit for the final and it's all thanks to the relationship the club have with the University.

David joined the Raiders at the start of the season after having a spell playing University Basketball in the United States.

He said, "I've always wanted to play professionally over in Europe I thought this was a great opportunity and the Head Coach and Daryl Corletto brought me over here and it's been great."

It's been a long time since Raiders won on the big stage and if they don't win on Sunday it won't be through lack of preparation.

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