Pro’s friendly for Fury

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Clark Eriksson Fury Men have two big dates in their diary in the next few days

First, a Scottish Cup first round tie against Glasgow 
University at the Mariner awaits them tomorrow night (Friday) at 8 p.m. - spectator admission begins at 7.40 p.m.

Fury’s last home game against St Mirren saw the hall filled and the club expects 
another bumper turnout as the Men look to advance in the cup having beaten the University side in the opening game of the season.

There should also be a return for 6ft 10 centre Roni Gordon who missed the last two league games with cracked ribs sustained in that opening day victory.

Following that match on Wednesday, October 2, Fury square up to pro British Basketball side the Glasgow Rocks who have a much changed team from last season.

Chez Marks and Daniel Northern are two new key Americans signings as well as returning from last season - GB star Gareth Murray, US player coach Sterling Davis and American guard EJ Harrison.

It has yet to be confirmed which team Fury and Rocks point guard Jonny Bunyan will play for. The match tips off at 7.30p.m. at Grangemouth Sports complex with spectator admission at 7 p.m.

Scottish League champions Fury lost to the Rocks by 16 last season in a similar friendly and for both sides it’s a valuable game to develop their sides especially the Rocks whose opening fixture against Surrey United is at the Emirates Arena Glasgow on October 6.

Meanwhile, former Fury and Rocks forward Kieron Achara has secured his future.

The Team GB captain at the recent Eurobasket Championships was without a club when he travelled with the national team to Slovenia, but he will be staying in eastern Europe for the next year.

Achara, from Stirling, has signed for Bulgarian champions Lukoil Akademik for season 2013/14.