Thunder to face sirens in Glasgow


There’s no time to enjoy Easter eggs on Sunday as Manchester Thunder go straight into preparation for their next Superleague match. 

Following an energy-sapping victory over Surrey Storm on Saturday, the Black and Yellows next play Sirens in Glasgow on Bank Holiday Monday.

The two-day preparation means Karen Greig’s charge need to recuperate in super-fast time, to be ready for the trip to Scotland. And the head coach has no doubt her players will be raring to go, fit and prepared to play a team who have proven very hard to beat at home. Greig said: “We’ve got a tough game away in Scotland and that was in the back of my mind (in the Surrey game) with resting legs. I’ve told the girls to go away, recover and eat well and have a good sleep. I’m sure we’ll be ready.”

Thunder emerged victorious when the sides last met at the Thunderdome in March. The 2014 Superleague champions have responded well to fixtures coming in quick succession so far this season, with victories including away to Wasps and Team Bath. Thunder play Sirens at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow at 7pm on April 17.

Report by Denise Evans