WORCESTER Wolves head coach Paul James is confident his improving team will have a big say in the British Basketball League's end-of-season play-offs.

The University of Worcester Arena side are currently just outside the top-eight play-offs in ninth spot but sit only two points behind Bristol Flyers with a game in hand ahead of tomorrow's home clash with basement boys Leeds Force (7.30pm).

James' side are on a roll with five wins in a row, including last weekend's double-header as they gained a 10-point advantage over Sheffield Sharks in the BBL Cup semi-finals and won 93-63 at lower-ranked Team Northumbria in the BBL Trophy.

And the Wolves boss said: "We're really confident that come the end of the season we will be in a league play-off spot and that we will do well in them.

"We've still got a few games to catch up on other teams.

"I think people have seen that with every game we have improved and that's what we will continue to do."

Force, who have won just one league game from 12 fixtures this season, dropped to the bottom of the table last weekend as they lost 116-98 to Manchester Giants on their home court.

Worcester have not lost to Leeds in BBL competition having won all nine encounters between the two.

Wolves will aim to even up their league record which currently reads four victories and five defeats.

But James has warned his players to keep up their own recent high standards and not be drawn into a scrap with their visitors.

He continued: "They are going to be a bit of a scrappy team and that's what we have to guard against by not lowering the levels we have set for ourselves.

"We have played some really high-level basketball throughout the season and we want to keep our standards regardless of who we're playing.

"We know Leeds are going to be a bit scrappy, feisty and play for 40 minutes.

"We have got to weather that storm or whatever comes at us but also make sure we play our game and to our level.

"We can't let our levels of performance drop."

On the back of the Northumbria win when centre Dallin Bachynski starred to make the BBL All-Star Five, James added: "We had to go up there and be professional.

"Our fitness levels told and we executed really well."