SAM MARTIN had to clear his head after Durham Wildcats’ discouraging defeat to Glasgow Rocks, but believes his club boasts the character to bounce back having already shown ‘glimpses of greatness’.

Wildcats travel to Cheshire Phoenix tomorrow, seeking a reaction to blowing a 21-point lead against Rocks last time out.

The loss was Wildcats’ second in a row, following successive victories, and means they hold a 3-4 league record, although Martin has been encouraged by what he has seen so far.

“After bad losses like that I try to get my mind off of basketball completely,” said the Wildcats guard.

“Clearing my head allows me to recharge and come back to practice and filled with energy to try to correct the problems that we had.”

He added: “We have a lot of high character guys that know how to play the game.

“We have shown glimpses of greatness mixed in with some understandable growing pains as we get accustomed to each other. Hopefully we can learn from both and try to iron out some of our mistakes moving forward.”

Cheshire are also searching for consistency, with an identical league record after they followed their BBL Cup exit with victory against Bristol Flyers last weekend.

But they do possess the BBL Player of the Month in Demond Watt, and the psychological advantage having triumphed over Wildcats in the Cup last month.

“We played Cheshire in the Cup already so we are familiar with them,” Martin added.

“They also added a new player in Julius Hodge who is obviously very talented. Overall, I think they are a talented group that is probably still learning to play together even more than we are.

“If we can play disciplined basketball as a team, I think we have a good chance to come away with a win.”