Worcester Wolves' dip in form was expected, says Paul James

Paul James
James has coached Thames Valley Tigers and Guildford Heat before joining Worcester in 2009

Worcester Wolves head coach Paul James says he club's recent dip in form was to be expected given the drastic changes to their roster in the summer.

James cut all but one member of the squad following the 2014-15 season and has seen his side lose three of their last six matches.

"We were bound to have some low point in the season and hopefully this is it now," James, 51, said.

"The fans need to stay patient and see it for what it is."

Saturday's 83-70 win at Bristol was Wolves' second win on the spin and kept them in second place in the British Basketball League, eight points behind leaders Newcastle.

And James, who led Wolves to the BBL Trophy and Championship play-off titles in 2014, is determined to build on that momentum.

"We understand that expectation is there but let's not forget where we came from," James told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"It's still pretty early days and four losses is disappointing and we still need someone to beat Newcastle, but we need to go on a big run of wins if we can and see where we are at the end of the season."

Wolves are next in action against Midlands rivals Leicester Riders at the University Arena on Friday, 11 December.

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