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James wants fans to ‘scare’ the Jets
1:48pm Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Worcester Wolves By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
HEAD coach Paul James has called on Worcester Wolves fans to ‘scare the hell’ out of Cheshire Jets in Saturday’s British Basketball League play-off clash.
Wolves ended the regular season in third place and take on the Jets over two legs in the quarter-finals.
Jets finished sixth and will visit the University of Worcester for the first leg on Saturday (7pm) before the return clash at Chester’s Northgate Arena on Sunday (5.30pm).
The winners are due to face Leicester or Sheffield Sharks in the semi-finals the following weekend. James is hoping for a bumper crowd at Henwick Road and wants the supporters to play their part as Wolves look to continue their fine season.
He said: “Our fans have been fabulous this year with many games sold out.
“I am sending a plea to the folk of Worcester to get behind the team and make sure that Saturday’s game is a sell-out and that we scare the hell out of the Jets and get a good first leg lead.
“When the supporters are making a lot of noise, that transmits to the players and gets them buzzing.
“This year has been the most successful the organisation has ever had. Although I’m delighted with results, we don’t want to stop here.
“We now have a challenging series coming up against Cheshire and I want the people of Worcester to help us overcome the challenge.
“There might have been one or two raised eyebrows when I made the decision to overhaul our personnel and see several established players move elsewhere, but the guys I have brought in have vindicated that decision.”
Tickets for Saturday’s game are on sale from the university sports centre reception.