THERE is a lot more to come from “explosive” forward Robert Gilchrist, according to Worcester Wolves boss Paul James.

Gilchrist has made a big impact since his arrival at the beginning of December and recently agreed a deal to stay at the British Basketball League outfit until the end of the season.

The Great Britain international has helped them to climb the league table and reach the BBL Cup final with Wolves winning all seven of the games he has been involved in.

James said it was a “massive” coup for the club to keep him on board and predicts he will be get better as the season progresses.

“He has made a big difference,” said James whose side visit leaders Leicester on Saturday (7.30pm).

“He keeps telling me that since he has come here we have not lost a game so it must be all his doing.

“He is a great player and has fitted into our team ethos and the way we want to do things.

“He gets on very well with the rest of the players.

“We are all really excited and delighted that he has decided to stay with us until the end of the season.

“I don’t think we have seen the best of him yet.

“Once he truly settles into what we are doing and with his own offensive game I think we are going to see some explosive things from him.”

Gilchrist scored 16 points in Wolves’ 86-83 win at Plymouth Raiders and 11 points in their 81-79 victory over Surrey Scorchers last week.

The back-to-back triumphs in the space of two days capped off an impressive end to 2017 as Wolves moved up to fifth position on a run of nine straight victorious.

And James said he was “proud” of his side’s efforts over a grueling festive period.

“Going into the Plymouth game we had just come back off the Christmas break so we did not have the usual time for preparation,” James said.

“We started off well against Plymouth and lost our way a little bit but we stuck to our guns, made sure we got the big shots down the stretch to win the game so I was delighted with that.

“But having got back in the early hours we knew it was going to be even tougher to turnaround and play another good team in Surrey the next day.

“It was probably one of our worst games of the season as far as our performance and the fact the guys were very leg weary.

“They were physically tired but still stuck at it and got the win so I can’t be more proud of the players for the efforts they have given in those two games.”

Wolves are now preparing to take on Leicester.

“We have a few niggles that we are dealing with having had the back-to-back games over that Christmas period,” James added.

“But we are managing those and we will have the players recovered well to go again on Saturday.”