Match preview: Thunder visit Surrey for last away game of regular season

Manchester Thunder head to Surrey Storm knowing a victory will secure their spot in the Superleague Top Four.

The Black and Yellows are looking to end the regular season as high up the table as possible, with a top-two finish guaranteeing a home semi-final spot.

They head to Storm on the back of a 48-68 win over a Celtic Dragons, a gutsy performance from a Welsh team Thunder boss Karen Greig described as ‘wounded’ following a difficult season.

Storm may be out of the race for the play-offs, but they are expected to be a solid test for Thunder, with the pressure all on the visitors to get points on the board.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game and reflecting on the unconvincing Dragons win, Greig said “We need to start again, to be honest.

“We’ve had a couple of days to recover and reflect and look at video.

“Storm will pose us a real threat on Saturday and we need to go back to the drawing board and rebuild, getting a real solid gameplan in place for the game on Saturday.”

Thunder’s final fixture of the regular season – and last home game – is against Team Bath on Saturday, 23 June.

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