THERE are five games of the regular season left for Worcester Wolves and we are determined to maintain our focus.

Although we lost to London Lions last Sunday having beaten Leeds Force 48 hours earlier, we’re not going to take our eye off the ball.

We want to have a winning habit so we want to win the remainder of our games and finish with the best possible record we can.

It was a disappointing defeat against London but we now focus on the next game against Newcastle Eagles at the University Arena tomorrow (7.30pm) and there’s no tougher game than that.

I think we’ve proved this year that when we’ve come together as a team and everybody is fit, Worcester can practically beat anybody in this league.

We are second in the table for a reason, it’s just that we have let ourselves down on the odd occasion against teams when we haven’t managed to tough it out when we’ve needed to.

You could say that has cost us the league title this year but on our day we can beat anybody.

When it comes to Newcastle, there’s a lot of mutual respect between the coaches and teams. Newcastle play at the same level regardless of who they play and we can match that level when we play them.

We are two good teams and the referees allow us to play. I’ve known their coach Fab Flournoy very well for many years now and we’ve got a mutual respect for each other in the way we organise and run our teams. We always know that both teams will be prepared very well.

Returning to our performances in the last two away games, it was a case of mixed fortunes.

I thought we played really well in beating Leeds 84-54. We allowed them to stay in it for the first quarter but then we found our rhythm and range and moved the ball well and played some solid defence.

Leeds aren’t the biggest team in the world so the absence of Robert Thurman didn’t really matter that much.

The London game on Sunday was always going to be tough without Robert and Robertas Bitinas had picked up a shoulder injury in training so although he got through against Leeds, he wasn’t at his best against London.

Once the Lions got their noses in front they were tough to beat and they grew in confidence and we made some errors in the second-half turning the ball over a bit too easily.

It’s disappointing we lost the game but right now our focus is trying to get everybody back fit and healthy so that we go into the play-offs, regardless of where we finish in the league, with a healthy team to give ourselves the best opportunity to progress.