HEAD coach Paul James believes his players’ extra speed around the court will help Worcester Wolves topple a towering Glasgow Rocks side in the BBL Cup tomorrow (5pm).

Wolves will make the long journey north to Scotland aiming to secure a place in the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since the 2011/12 season.

James admits it is a “very tricky tie” against Glasgow, who are third in the British Basketball League, and he expects a “cagey” game at the Emirates Arena.

But he is confident Wolves have the weapons to see off Rocks as they look to back up their 91-78 win over Cheshire Phoenix in the league last week.

“Like Cheshire, Glasgow have made a decent start to the season, winning three and losing one in the league,” James said.

“They have got a couple of GB players in Kieron Achara and Gareth Murray and have got some solid Americans in there as well.

“They have got a new coach in Tony Garbelotto and have a very big team this year.

“We are a bit smaller than they are but we are going to have a game-plan which is going to counter their size and their aggression.

“We will use our speed to beat them.

“It will be two interesting styles being played and it will be quite a cagey game.”

Wolves have lost four of their last six meetings with Glasgow but won on their last visit to the Emirates Arena in April.

However, Worcester’s preparations have been disrupted following the departure of forward Jermel Kennedy earlier this week.

“It’s a very tricky tie for us as Glasgow are playing well,” James said.

“It could have been a home tie, which would have been a lot better, but it could have been worse.

“We could have got Newcastle, Leicester or London but that’s not taking anything away from Glasgow as they are a very tough team.

“Garbelotto is an excellent coach and will have them ready for us but my group of players are hungry and will give everything they have got.

“It is a one-off game and the guys know that. We will leave no stone unturned in terms of our preparation and hopefully that will be enough.

“We would love to get through to the semi-finals when it becomes a two-legged affair.”