WORCESTER Wolves can guarantee their place in the British Basketball League play-offs with a victory over Sheffield Sharks tonight (7.30pm).

And head coach Paul James will be able to call upon the returning Rob Gilchrist in order to “take care of business” at the English Institute of Sport.

Gilchrist has recently arrived back at Wolves after representing England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

James said he would look to ease the forward in after a physically and mentally demanding few weeks in the Gold Coast.

But he stressed it was a big boost to have Gilchrist back available ahead of their final four games of the regular season.

“Rob is back,” said James whose side visit Bristol Flyers tomorrow (7.30pm).

“He is just trying to recover from the long journey back from Australia so we will bring him back into the fold gradually.

“We don’t want him to be over tired or injure himself but he will play some part this weekend.

“It was pretty intense out there so we want to make sure he is in the right frame of mind and is 100 per cent ready to go.

“We will monitor the situation but he will be the one who will decide how much or how little he plays.

“But he is excited to be back with the team and hopefully he can give us that boost we need to make the play-offs and have a good run in that.”

Wolves climbed to sixth position following victories over Newcastle Eagles and London Lions last weekend.

But they still need one win to cement their spot in the top eight and James says his players will be in for a battle against eighth-placed Sheffield.

“All the games we have got left are tough as almost all of them are trying to win that last game or two to make the play-offs,” James said.

“It is going to come down to whoever plays with that determination and structure and takes care of the ball that will win.

“It’s an exciting situation to be in and we are delighted that we are in control of our own destiny so hopefully we can take care of business.”

Wolves and Sheffield have already met six times this term as they faced off in the semi-finals of the BBL Trophy and BBL Cup.

Last month they played each other twice in the league with Sharks winning 96-92 at the University of Worcester Arena before Wolves triumphed 91-80 in Sheffield.

James added: “We have always had very close, competitive games against them.

“We are very familiar with each other so it will be whoever makes those little tweaks during the game stick that will come away with a win.”