WITH the Easter holiday weekend approaching, Severn Stars will be looking for new beginnings as they try to kick-start their season with a double-header of Vitality Netball SuperLeague fixtures on Sunday and Monday.

Stars, 10th in the league, face 9th placed London Pulse on Easter Monday (5.15pm tip-off) after taking on bottom-of-the-table and winless Celtic Dragons on Sunday (2pm tip-off).

The franchise have managed just one win in their opening eight league fixtures and despite some positive performances, results have not been forthcoming but centre Lucy Harris insists the team are confident it will turn around.

“We just need to play our own game," said Harris.

"Connect early on, reward ourselves from turnovers and get that score line reflecting the performance that we put out on court.

“We have a really great culture at Stars, although some of the recent results have been disappointing, we have really pulled together as a team and used each experience as a learning opportunity to develop our game and to become a really difficult challenge for every team when they come up against us.”

Stars followed up their narrow 38-42 defeat to Leeds Rhinos with a more comprehensive loss to play-off chasing Saracens Mavericks on Monday but ahead of what could prove to be a significant weekend in their season, Harris and her side are keen to prove a point.

“We are really focused on improving our performances week on week,” she said.

“We are addressing some of the issues that we experienced in previous games and we believe this will give us a much improved performance on Sunday and Monday.

“Dragons will have taken some confidence from a good performance against Wasps recently and they do have some strong players, and London Pulse are a young team with exceptional defensive talent.

"But we are building each week, our connections are getting better and stronger and if we continue on the trajectory that we're on, I'm optimistic about the results over the weekend.”

Stars play Celtic Dragons on Sunday, April 4, at 2pm, which will be available to watch live on the Sky Sports YouTube channel, while Stars against London Pulse on Monday, April 5, at 5.15pm, will be on both Sky Sports and the Sky Sports YouTube channel.