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Wolves’ Carlos fit to face the Rocks
10:00am Thursday 8th March 2012 in Worcester Wolves By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
CARLOS Fernandez is expected to be fit for Worcester Wolves’ British Basketball League match against Glasgow Rocks on Saturday.
The Spanish forward needed six stitches in a head wound after colliding with team-mate Tommy Freeman during last Saturday’s 95-79 victory over Cheshire Jets.
He was rested for Sunday’s 100-78 success at Guildford Heat but should have recovered in time for the Rocks encounter at the University of Worcester (7pm).
Head coach Paul James said: “I made the decision not to play him on Sunday. He wanted to play but I thought his confidence might have been knocked a bit and he would have been wary of opening up the wound.
“Once we have had some training sessions he will be ready and raring to go again.”
The weekend double stretched Wolves’ winning streak to five matches and kept them second in the table.
James said: “Saturday was a tough, physical game and wasn’t refereed well, it was a bit of a brawl and I was delighted with the way my players stayed focused.
“On Sunday, we played fantastically well. Guildford were coming off two huge wins against Plymouth and Milton Keynes and were playing with confidence.”
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