BRADFORD Dragons are facing a fixture pile up, due to a number of recent postponements.

The home fixture against London Lions, which should have been the clubs opening fixture at their new home, along with away fixtures against Nottingham Hoods and Hemel Storm had all been postponed during the run up to the short Christmas break, leaving the clubs to try and find mutually suitable dates for the rescheduled games.

Adding to the congestion, the home fixture against Team Newcastle University, scheduled for last weekend, was then postponed due to the North Easterner's involvement in the National Cup semi-finals. The Dragons then agreed to travel to Reading Rockets instead, as the Berkshire team had also seen their game against Team Solent Kestrels postponed for the same reason. However, just to add to the problem, positive Covid tests within the Bradford camp then led to this rearranged fixture also being postponed.

Team Manager, Deborah Krajniewski, whose responsibility it is to maintain the Dragons playing schedule, has never been busier with the number of fixtures that have needed to be rearranged, and there are now very few weekends on which the team do not face Double-Headers between now and the end of the season. Any further postponements will certainly be of great concern, if the season is to finish on schedule.

The Dragons finally return to action this weekend, with a visit to current league leaders, Worthing Thunder. The Dragons held Thunder close when they met at Bradford College in early October (58-62) and they will be looking to claim a major scalp this time around.

The following weekend, 22 January, the Dragons host another top four side, Thames Valley Cavaliers, at the Inspire Centre, Calderdale College. The Cavaliers currently sit five places above the Dragons in the league standings, but with only four points (2 wins) between the sides, Chris Mellor's team will see this as a fantastic opportunity to close the gap on the teams above them.

The Thames Valley fixture tips off at 6:15pm and discounted early-bird tickets can be purchased in advance via the Dragons website.