Wasps captain Hannah Reid prepared for tough test against Surrey Storm on Sky Sports

Last Updated: 22/05/17 10:02pm

Wasps are involved in a close battle with Surrey Storm and Manchester Thunder for a top-four position in the Superleague

Hannah Reid says Wasps will be doing "everything they can to win" when they host Surrey Storm on Monday night in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The Wasps captain will hope to help her side overcome the current Superleague champions at the Ricoh Arena in an important fixture, live on Sky Sports Mix from 7.45pm.

Storm are locked in a battle for the fourth and final play-off spot with Team Bath and arrive in Coventry needing three points to stay in pole position for the Final Four.

Reid said: "Storm is going to be a really tough game for us, they have absolutely everything to play for and will, of course, come to the Ricoh Arena knowing they need to win.

"Josie Huckle and I will have our work cut out in defence. Megan Craig is 6ft 7ins tall, she's a target for them and can be really lethal on form.

"They have great supporting players too, Katie Harris and Rhea Dixon are both goal attacks we can't afford to underestimate.

"It should be a great game with a really great atmosphere. Storm have got some really vocal supporters but I know we'll have all the Wasps fans behind us as well."

Reid led Storm to the Superleague title last season and is hoping to do the same with her new side this year.

Current Wasps captain Hannah Reid captained Surrey Storm to the title last season

She added: "It will always be strange for me playing against Storm, and of course for some of the other players here too, but I think once we get out on the court we'll be doing everything we can to win.

"It would be difficult for us not to make the Final Four now. We've got a few more games to go before that, so we need to take experience from those games which will help us to prepare for the Final Four."

Wasps came out on top the first time the two teams met, coming away with a 51-58 victory in the reverse fixture.

The win sparked a seven-game winning streak for Wasps and marked a turning point in their season.

Storm have endured a tough run of form of late, winning just one of their last three and will meet a Wasps side looking for their fifth consecutive home win.

"It will always be strange for me playing against Storm, and of course for some of the other players here too, but I think once we get out on the court we'll be doing everything we can to win"

Hannah Reid on facing former side Surrey Storm

Wasps succumbed to a late defeat to fellow top-four contenders Team Bath on Monday night and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways straight away.

Wasps have all-but secured their Final Four spot, with the chasing pack needing to win all their games and Wasps lose their final three and a 100-goal swing to take place for the team to miss out.

Tamsin Greenway, Wasps director of netball, added: "By getting that win against Manchester Thunder, we now have the opportunity to use these next few games to work hard on some of the things we need to improve on.

"We're getting ready for the Finals now and we'll hope to keep getting better in the lead-up to that weekend."

Wasps will play Surrey Storm in a top-four fixture on Monday, live on Sky Sports Mix

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The regular season league home and away matches run from February to June, culminating in semi-finals and a Grand Final to determine the league champion.