Wasps Season Under Threat as Sickness Hits Squad

15/11/2013 14:14

Hull Wasps’ promotion ambitions looks to be under serious threat with at least 5 key players out for the trip to Sefton Stars II this Sunday.

Manuel Guzman, Jack Daley, Adrian Blatherwick, James Rayner and Eldar Ravilevich all missed training this week as a sickness bug has infected the camp. 

After a disappointing weekend of losses against Newcastle Eagles and Rossendale Raptors last weekend, the Hull Wasps were hoping to get back on track and continue to push forward for promotion. After losing by a minimal amount of points in both games, the Wasps were left bitterly disappointed by last weekend's performances; however, such close games only proved that the Wasps are continuing to play at a high level, especially considering Sunday's game was played against a Division 3 side.

This season's new signings John Stewart, Manuel Guzman, Matt Macart and Jack Daley continue to shine on the court, and existing Wasps players' skills have improved considerably this season as well. Original 'big man' Matt Wilson continues to improve his offensive play with each game, and Coach Matt Fawcett and Aidy Blatherwick have given some impressive performances for their team.

This Sunday, the Wasps face off against the Sefton Stars II, who are yet to win a game this season and currently stand second from last on the National League Division 4 league table. Wasps Coach, Fawcett, is hoping that this game will be the chance to bounce back after last weekend's heartbreaking defeats and boost morale for his team.

Coach Fawcett: "Sickness has hit the camp this week which is potentially rail-roading our season. We’ve not had the best week of training and we’re missing key men. We will pull together as a team though and do our best.

“We may have lost our momentum this last weekend but this is our chance to get it back. We will keep working on the little things that need improving in order to make a big difference on the court."

Tip-off is at 4.30pm on Sunday 17th November at Fernhill Sports Centre.