WORCESTER Wolves are close to making a new signing — but it might not be a like-for-like replacement for point guard Ashton Khan.

Head coach Paul James insisted Wolves have been working hard to fill the void left by Khan who departed the club last week.

And he revealed they were hopeful of completing a deal with a British-qualified player within the next few days.

“We do need to bring in another player so we are out there looking at the moment,” James said.

“We are making some good inroads so hopefully things will work out and we can get the player we are after.

“We are hoping to have some positive news before the end of this year and by the first week of the new year we will have something concrete.”

But James said he was happy with the strength in depth at point guard with Elvisi Dushi establishing himself in the role.

“It may not be a point guard as we have got options that we can look at within the squad,” James continued.

“Elvisi has done well and George Beamon can play there as well so we feel we have got enough cover there for the time being.”

Wolves will also be hoping to end 2017 on a high as they visit Plymouth Raiders tonight (7.30pm) before tackling Surrey Scorchers at the University of Worcester Arena tomorrow (7.30pm).

There has been little between the two sides this term with Surrey winning 84-80 in October before Worcester responded by securing a 76-61 victory last month.

“There is a lot riding on this game as we are one-all in the league,” James said.

“If we are tied on points at the end of the season whoever wins the head-to-head will go above the other so this is a massive game.

“Hopefully there will another fantastic crowd at the arena to spur us on to victory.”