DESPITE this weekend’s B&I cup game being a bit of a “hindrance” for the Bees, head coach Eugene Martin believes the 600-mile round trip offers the ideal opportunity for a bit of team bonding.
Patched up and barely recognisable from the beginning of the season, Birmingham and Solihull will be taking on Scottish side Ayr on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s an opportunity to bring us all together as a group, and I’m looking forward to that,” said Martin.
“We haven’t got a massive squad so the game is a bit of a hindrance – we’re just hoping we pick up no injuries, or don’t tire out the players too much.
“But although our main aim is the play-offs come March, some team bonding may just help us out.”
The Bees will be glad to take their minds of the league for a while, after they lost to fellow strugglers Coventry on Friday. The disappointing game, which saw the Bees lose 24-7, also ended in a shameful mass brawl between both sets of players.
* Bees play a rescheduled ‘home’ match at Moseley’s Billesley Common ground on Wednesday, February 17 against Doncaster Knights (KO 7.30pm).