WITH just four home games left before the end of 2012, it is important Worcester Wolves start to gather momentum ready for our move to Worcester Arena.
We entertain Sheffield Sharks tonight (7pm) having won our last four British Basketball League matches at the University of Worcester.
Now it’s time to push on. There are some really tough games ahead at home — Sheffield Sharks, Newcastle Eagles, Glasgow Rocks and Plymouth Raiders in the BBL Trophy — but it’s a great opportunity to build momentum if we can beat them.
Success breeds success and, with that, the supporters will turn up so we’ve got to really keep that going.
The fans have been excellent and when they come out to support us it does give the team a lift and makes us want to play better and win for them as well.
People want to follow successful teams, regardless of what sport it is, and what we’re trying to do is make the Worcester Wolves club a success and we went a long way to doing that last season.
I still think we’re there or thereabouts this year given the unfortunate circumstances we’re in at the moment without Sherrad Prezzie-Blue.
He was the first person to commit to the club for this season and, with him doing that, I built a team around him.
It’s hurt us that he’s not here, without question.
We’re not doing too badly in the league but it could have been so much better.
It’s frustrating for everybody involved with the club — the players were expecting to have him here controlling the play.
Playing at the Arena will also allow us to host matches for Sky Sports which will be a chance for the team to get some exposure to showcase their talents.
Our match at London Lions last night will be shown next Tuesday but we can’t stage televised matches at our current home.
So the Arena will give the club an opportunity to show what we can do and for our supporters to highlight how they get behind the team.
It gives everybody — the local community, our sponsors and the University of Worcester — a chance to gain more exposure to a wider audience.
There’s also a lot of people from mainland Europe watching these games on television.
Some of our players will possibly be looking at other opportunities after this season to raise their profile and it’s an ideal opportunity for them to do that as well.