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Crowd support can boost Wolves’ charge
10:00am Friday 13th December 2013 in Sport
WORCESTER Wolves will be looking to enjoy the support of another big crowd at the University of Worcester Arena tonight (7.30pm) when they take on Surrey United in a re-arranged game.
The original fixture had to be postponed due to traffic difficulties encountered by Surrey and, in recognition of supporters’ patience in the matter, Wolves have put in place a specially-discounted £5 admission for the match.
Without a game last weekend, Wolves’ coach Paul James afforded his top-of-the-table squad some more time to rest.
James said: “The week-off meant that I was able to give the players a little more recovery time than they have been getting. So hopefully some of those niggling injuries will have cleared up and we can make another run before the New Year.
“Surrey have become more and more competitive over the weeks and especially now with some good additions to the team. They will play up-tempo and will play hard for the whole game. We need to stay focused on the job in hand.”
James has been pleased with the way his side has handled different situations and believes this will be key in the title race.
“It’s important that we are able to adapt our game to the opponents we are playing, should we need to,” he added.
“We have a way that we would like to play, but this is not always going to be the best way to get the result we want. I think we have shown so far this season that we are not a one-dimensional team and that we are able to win in many different ways.”
Wolves’ guard Daniel Belgrave added: “We work hard in practice and this reflects in games. We don’t always have the starts to games we hope for but once everyone is clicking we come out with the win.”