FIT-AGAIN forward Maurice Walker believes Worcester Wolves can do “something special” in the British Basketball League play-offs.

Wolves travel to Sheffield Sharks in the opening round on Friday (7.30pm) before facing them in the return leg at the University of Worcester Arena on Sunday (4pm).

Walker feels Worcester are in a “good position” to triumph in the end-of-season championships after winning 13 of their last 14 matches.

Sharks ended Wolves’ 12-game winning streak but they bounced back with an 80-77 victory at champions Leicester Riders last weekend to see them finish in fifth place.

“I am really excited as I want to do something special here,” Walker said.

“We have all got the same goal and that’s to win this championship.

“We have put ourselves in a good position to be successful. We could have maybe snuck into fourth spot but we are sitting comfortably in fifth.

“We struggled earlier in the season but have since put together a great run.

“We won 12 in a row. We lost to Sheffield but bounced right back against Leicester who are the number one team in the league.

“Everybody has finally figured out what we have got to do to win and we are playing as a team.”

Wolves thumped Sheffield 99-68 in the BBL Trophy but have lost all three of their league meetings this term.

“They got the season sweep on us,” Walker said.

“But it is tough to beat a team four times so we are going to plan more for this game than we have in the past, especially now it’s the play-offs.

“We will be well prepared and confident.”

Walker has been one of the stand-out performers for Wolves, averaging 18.39 points and 9.13 rebounds per game since signing in November.

After suffering a hamstring injury in training the 6ft 10in Canadian missed five of their last six games.

But the 25-year-old played 15 minutes of the win at Leicester and says he is now ready to give his all against Sheffield.

“I tweaked my hamstring and when I spoke to the training staff they told me it was best to rest it and prepare for the play-offs as that’s our main goal,” Walker said.

“I probably could have toughed it out for one or two more games but I think PJ (head coach Paul James) made the right decision holding me back and playing me in that last game against Leicester.

“I felt really good and it was great to be back out there with the guys.

“It still bothered me a bit but after this week’s training I am sure I will be ready to go.

“I am definitely looking to make an impact and help the team in any way I can.”