NEXT month’s potentially crucial British Basketball League clash between Worcester Wolves and Newcastle Eagles has been postponed.

The sides were due to meet at the University of Worcester on Friday, January 11, for a match to decide who wins the head-to-head in the race for the play-offs.

However, Paul James’ side have agreed to move the contest, which would have been Wolves’ first home fixture of 2013, as Newcastle face Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup final at the National Indoor Arena two days later.

The head-to-head record currently stands at 1-1 after Wolves triumphed 88-73 at the university last Saturday having lost 81-73 in the North East back in September.

Director of Basketball James said: “We are looking at a new date some time in March and in fact this will suit us for a couple of reasons.

“As time goes on and everyone gets even more used to each other, I can only see our performances getting better so that we will be even more ready to consistently compete with the top sides in this league like Newcastle.

“Secondly, by the time we roll around to March we hope to be playing out of the new Worcester Arena.

“We have now won six in a row at home and the support we have got at the university has just built and built.

“If this team keeps going like I now expect us to, then our game with Newcastle will be a contest between two of the best outfits in the league and we will need all of the 2,000 seats at the arena to hold everyone.”