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It's time for Wolves to make history
Updated 2:02pm Thursday 6th March 2014 in Sport
THE next few days are all about Worcester Wolves trying to create history by reaching a first major final.
We play Sheffield Sharks over two legs in the British Basketball League Trophy semi-final, firstly at their place tomorrow and back at the University Arena on Wednesday.
I think they key game is tomorrow. We've really got to forget about what happened last week against Newcastle Eagles and get back to doing what we do best. That means playing the tough defence which I felt was lacking against Newcastle, having better shot selection and moving the ball more.
If we can do those things I think we can come back to the arena and get the job done.
We are going to play to win it tomorrow but in the worse case scenario we've got to keep it close. It's the first-half of a two-legged game but we're going to give it everything we've got in the first match.
If that game is close or we have a lead, I would like to think people would come out to witness what's hopefully going to be history and watch Wolves win through to their first final.
We had a fantastic crowd against the Eagles, it was unfortunate we weren't able to get the job done but the support was tremendous.
Our goal has always been to reach a final and it's the second year in a row we have been in a semi-final.
Last year we had a tough draw against Leicester Riders and just missed out overall. This year we've got another fantastic opportunity and hopefully we will have refocused and be determined to get to that first elusive final.
Tomorrow's match is the first of four games against Sheffield before the end of the season, two of which are in the league.
Up until last Friday, in my mind they were the only team who had really beaten us and that was back in early November.
We were terrible that day but since then we've gone on a tremendous run of wins and have been playing some really good basketball.
I wouldn't call it revenge but we feel we didn't do ourselves justice the last time we played them. In these next four games we are going to be better and make sure we get the wins we need.
I'm not too down following the Newcastle defeat, which saw Will Creekmore score 23 points and claim 19 rebounds.
We hadn't lost a game in three months until then so it just shows how far we have come as a club to be disappointed to be losing to Newcastle, whereas before if we kept it close everybody was happy.
We look to move on now and go that extra mile for the rest of the season.
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