Brignell Returns for Clash with Eagles

11/02/2011 13:47

HULL Wasps are aiming to shake off their worst performance of the season when Newcastle Eagles visit the Bonus Arena on Saturday (7:30pm).

Hull were soundly beaten 81-53 by Tees Valley Mohawks last weekend, a defeat that all but ended their hopes of promotion from England Basketball’s National League Division Four.

Captain Jamie Goodwin said: “We are devastated by last weekend’s defeat, but we remain determined to finish in the top four and improve on last season.

“We can’t let the manner of the loss get us down. We didn’t play well but we also didn’t play as badly as the scoreline suggests. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go in for you.”

Three Wasps players return to the line-up which include Player-coach John Brignell, forward Rob Birchmore and guard Mike Likupe after missing last weekend’s trip to the Mohawks.