WORCESTER has felt like an Olympic village in recent weeks with the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships having been such a fantastic spectacle.

The exposure for the university and the sport of basketball was immense and the coverage has been great.

Hopefully, it will inspire people to come to see Worcester Wolves and I am sure after they’ve been to watch us once they will want to come again.

We started our British League campaign with a 80- 69 victory against Glasgow Rocks and we are hoping to follow it up with another home win against Bristol Flyers.

We face Bristol Flyers at the University of Worcester Arena tomorrow and then travel to Leicester Riders on Saturday, both matches starting at 7.30pm.

We have made wholesale changes to our squad this season — we didn’t bring an - yone back apart from Disrae - li Lufadeju who was already a student at the university.

Third place was a great fin - ish for us in the league last term but we were poor in the cup competition and we were off-colour in the end-of- season play-offs We decided to make chang - es, build a new team and have a new three to five-year programme.

Third spot matched our placing from the previous year but there’s an expectation within the Worcester Wolves, from our supporters and the people who run the club that we must be push - ing for the top.

Alex Owumi had been at Wolves for three years and is the club’s leading scorer and led us to our first Championship successes. It’s always very tough to release someone like him. But everybody left on good terms.

We are now focusing on the players we have in what is a young and exciting new-look Wolves team.

Potentially, we have eight guys who can start and want to start and that brings a competitive edge. We know we still have a long way to go and our best games are ahead of us.

We will continue to work hard in practise to learn the plays and the defensive intensity we need to be able to win games while trying to get where we want to be.

I expect the experienced Jay Cousinard and Pavol Losonsky to do what we know they can do and everybody else will step up their game.

Once they do that, we will be a tough team to beat.

Point guard Ashton Khan has settled in nicely and there’s much more to come from the likes of Javier Mugica and Ben Eaves.

It was important to get the win against Glasgow on the opening night and do what it took to get the right result.