18th Nov, 2019

Wolves crowd can make the difference - James

Worcester Editorial 10th Apr, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

HEAD coach Paul James has urged Worcester Wolves fans to turn the University of Worcester Arena into a cauldron of noise ahead of tonight’s (Friday) visit of the Glasgow Rocks.

Last week’s 88-81 triumph against the Newcastle Eagles left a sold out University Arena rocking and increased the optimism that Wolves, who remain in a fierce battle for second spot with the Leicester Riders, could go the distance for a second consecutive season in the BBL play-offs.

James is now hoping that his side’s latest on-court achievement can help to draw another capacity crowd on Friday to help roar Wolves on to a ninth consecutive home win whilst avoiding being swept aside by Glasgow, who have already beaten Worcester twice this season.

James said: “It’s been a crazy league, we’ve probably played our worst basketball matches against Glasgow and we’ve had long road trips up there on the day of the game, played the game and then had long journeys back.

“Hopefully though, Friday will see another fantastic sell-out crowd that would really give the boys the lift, we certainly don’t want to lose three times to Glasgow.”

Long term injuries look likely to prevent Disraeli Lufadjeju and Robert Thurman from returning in time for Friday’s game, while Robertas Bitinas is also a doubt with a shoulder injury.

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