SHEFFIELD SHARKS: Lyons on the offensive as Sharks improve form

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SHEFFIELD Sharks coach Atiba Lyons is looking for his team to continue their recent improvement when they travel to Worcester Wolves tomorrow night.

The Sharks have won two of their last three, including their first BBL Championship success of the season last Friday against Durham Wildcats.

After a week of focusing on the offensive part of their games, despite having Andrew Bridge and Olu Babalola missing training through injury, Lyons is hoping to see progress from his team.

He said: “We’ve been working on some things. It’s been disrupted a bit by having Andrew and Olu out but they should pick it up.

“I’m beginning to see the guys growing in confidence and people falling into roles.

“It has taken time to gel with a new squad - this is probably the youngest team I’ve had.”

Worcester have had a mixed start to their campaign with three wins and four defeats in the league.

“They have a good core of guys and have two seven footers and another at six-ten so we’ll have to deal with that and keep them off the offensive boards,” said Lyons.

Sharks’ Canadian big-man Mike Tuck heads into the game needing two offensive rebounds to reach the 250 mark in BBL Championship games.

Should Sharks win their BBL Trophy first round tie with Manchester Giants they’ll have a home quarter-final against either Glasgow Rocks or National League side Edinburgh Kings.

The semi-finals of the BBL Cup have also been drawn with Sharks paired at home against either London Lions or Leicester Riders if they manage to see of the Rocks on November 2 at the EIS.