WORCESTER Wolves wheelchair basketball team will be going for bronze as they head to the play-offs this weekend. 

The Wolves, one of just four professional women's wheelchair basketball teams in the world, will be facing Cardiff Met Archers in the Women's Premier League third-place playoffs in Essex at 7pm on Saturday. 

Worcester finished the regular league season in fourth place, one position behind Saturday's opponents.

The latest clash between the two teams came just last month at the University of Worcester Arena, where Cardiff recovered from a slow start to beat the hosts by six points.

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Wolves head coach Lucas Warburton told the Worcester News he expects this weekend's play-off clash to be an even closer affair now he once again has his full squad available to him. 

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He will be taking a squad of around ten players down to Essex to face Cardiff, which he said will give him more options to threaten their opponents.  

Worcester have finished both previous Women's Premier League seasons with a bronze medal and will be looking to add to that record this time out. 

Mr Warburton has been putting his team through their paces this week with a three-day training camp.

He added: "Our preparation has been really good going into this weekend. 

"We have done a lot of video preparation work, working on the things we need to improve from last time.

"We’ve pulled together as a group really well. 

“We’ve looked at sticking with what’s gone well in our last game and keeping that mental discipline, last time we done certain things really well and then went away from it. 

“We’ve got a full squad of seven to ten players now which will give us more options than we had in our narrow loss to Cardiff last month."

Worcester's only regular-season win this year has come against Cardiff, but they have also tasted defeat to the Welsh outfit on two occasions. 

This is Mr Warburton's first year as Wolves coach after replacing former Great Britain boss Simon Fisher in the off-season. 

Wolves and Great Britain player Kayla Bell said: “This season we have made a few changes with Lucas coming in and he has introduced a load of interesting new ideas.

"Over the season we have progressed and we have to remember we are playing against tough opposition and some world-class athletes. 

"In our last game against Cardiff, we were so close, but it proved when we play well and aggressively we can beat anyone."

Visit British Wheelchair Basketball on YouTube to watch the game, which tips off at 7pm on Saturday.