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Let’s end a fantastic season in real style
10:00am Saturday 14th April 2012 in Paul James
THERE are two games left for Worcester Wolves in the British Basketball League and we will look to finish the season on a winning note moving into the play-offs.
We take on Leicester Riders at the University of Worcester tonight and visit Plymouth Raiders tomorrow.
They are both hot on our heels but, if we can win this double-header, we will give ourselves a great chance of securing second in the table.
We want to finish strongly but, if things don’t go our way and we do end up fourth, we will still have had a fantastic season.
Everybody associated with the club should be really excited about what we have managed to achieve.
We have gone from being a club who have struggled to make the play-offs to qualifying with several games to go.
It’s been a phenomenal effort by the players and the supporters have really got behind us.
We have kept our form pretty much throughout and not lost more than two games in a row. That’s what you have to do if you’re going to challenge for a championship.
We will also be the first team to complete our fixtures so it will be an exciting, anxious wait to find out where we will finish and who we’ll face in the play-offs.
But there’s no point looking too far ahead. It’s about winning the next two games and then we can look forward.
Some teams just want to get the last few matches out of the way but our view should be to win these last two and realise we could yet reach a final.
That’s the attitude and mentality I am trying to put across to the players.
I think we know how to win a big game and are really looking forward to the play-offs. We also come into this weekend having bou-nced back from a narrow 85-84 loss at Newcastle Eagles with an 85-77 victory against Guildford Heat.
We have played better against Newcastle than probably anybody else this year and I know for a fact they have trained harder for us knowing it’s going to be a battle, which is a compliment in itself.
I can’t fault my team and the way they’ve played against the Eagles. When a lot of teams play Newcastle they are beaten before they have even got there because of their aura but we haven’t been that way.