Glasgow Rocks coach Sterling Davis is urging his team to rise to the occasion when they face early BBL pacesetters Worcester Wolves on Sunday.
Rocks have experienced an up-and-down start to the season but moved to 2-4 with a win over Manchester Giants last weekend.
Worcester meanwhile dropped their first games of the season, against Plymouth University Raiders in the BBL Championship and Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup. The Wolves will no doubt want to return to form this weekend – but will face a motivated and focused Glasgow side.
“If our guys can’t get up to beat the best we are in the wrong line of work,” said Davis. “As a professional you strive for moments to prove yourself so I think our guys will rise to this challenge.I think we are moving in the right direction. We still have some way to go to be where we want to be but our steps are the right direction.”
Davis is well aware of the prospect of a Wolves backlash however.
“I think they will be hungry to get back on track,” he added. They have proven that they have a good team so I am sure they want to get back to the level they have been playing at over the last month.”
Last time they met:
Glasgow Rocks 88 Worcester Wolves 69 (BBL Championship, Emirates Arena, 31/03/2013)
What they say:
Worcester coach Paul James: “Glasgow probably has the most experienced team in the league and that makes them very dangerous and especially on their floor in Glasgow. Sterling Davis, EJ Harrison and Chez Marks are all quality players who are capable of having huge games. They have a very good big man in Daniel Northern so they are a very capable team.”
Rocks guard Jonny Bunyan: “I feel the team took longer than expected to get the chemistry together but now that we are starting to click I think we can make some real moves. Worcester could be down after losing two or come out with more fire trying to get back to winning ways. We can’t worry about their results. We need to play our game and try get on our own winning streak.”