HEMEL Storm are preparing for an important weekend as they look to make a flying start to the new year.
Storm take on unbeaten league leaders Team Northumbria at Sportspace on Saturday, hoping that key players Bode Adeluola, Rich Wellings, Drew Spinks and Michael Darlow will all pass late fitness tests.
Storm are currently fourth in the table but were severely hit by injuries mid-way through the first half of the season.
“We really hope we can get back on track although Saturday will be a severe test for us,” said head coach Dave Titmuss.
“It should be a cracking game and we want to be the first side to beat them.
“We were early season favourites for some silverware this year until a string of unlucky injuries really affected our team’s balance and chemistry.
“Let’s hope we can stay healthy in 2012 and bring a national title to Hemel.”