Severn Stars defender, Lucy Herdman, says her side will not “sit back and dwell” on their poor start to the Vitality Netball Superleague season ahead of their weekend of fixtures.

Stars have yet to bank a win so far and, after a weekend off, face another double-header, with Surrey Storm on Friday (March 12, 5.15pm), and third placed Team Bath on Saturday (March 13, 4pm), both at Studio 001 in Wakefield.

But Herdman said that the recent losses had made the team more determined than ever.

“Every match is important this season,” said, Herdman.

“We’ve had a tough start to the season and we just need to go out there this weekend and deliver good consistent performances and get some points on the board. We’ve shown glimpses of positives and what we can do, it’s just a case of taking those positives and being consistent and solid for the whole 48 minutes to get that first win under our belt.

“We’re always motivated to put the work in. The losses have definitely made us more determined to deliver a good consistent performance and made us hungrier for that first win.”

Herdman said both teams they face this weekend are well structured and expects more tough encounters.

“There are no easy games this year, all teams have depth in their squads and pose a different challenge,” she added.

“We’ve done our homework and know what we all need to do. We have to go out there and do the basics well, it’s imperative that we reduce the error rates from previous games.”

She said training has been going well and that the weekend off had given the team time to reflect.

“Of course we’re disappointed with how the start of the season has unfolded,” she added.

“But we can’t just sit back and dwell on that. We’ve remained positive and united and have been working hard in training. We have taken the positive elements and passages of play from our previous games and have been building on these, along with identifying and learning from our mistakes.

"Now we need to ensure we execute what we’ve done in training on court and deliver consistent performances. If we do that then the result will take care of itself.”