Westminster Warriors are looking to bounce back to winning ways as they travel up to the Midlands to take on Derby Trailblazers at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Centre on Saturday. 

Warriors fell to 1-3 in National League Division One after a 13-point defeat against the Bradford Dragons, despite five players scoring double figures on the day.

Dre Brown led the Warriors scoring with 19 points on 50 per cent shooting in only 26 minutes on court, as Arif Sempala (17), Jon Johnson (13), Justin Hitchman (13) and Chuck Duru (10) also hit double digits.

Derby (3-1) have had an impressive start to their season and sit in fifth place after blowing out the Thames Valley Cavaliers in Uxbridge thanks to a 26-point performance from dangerous forward Jonas Dieterich. 

Malcom Smith is another danger man for Derby and currently sits third in the NBL point standings with an average of 24 per game with an incredible 60 per cent of field goal conversions. 

Warriors must be better defensively in their upcoming games if they want to get back to winning ways as they are currently allowing the fourth most points per game in the league, overshadowing their high scoring offence. 

The last time these two sides met in 2019 saw Derby take a dominant win, but Westminster have improved a lot since then, winning all 21 of their games in Division Two last year, with some very talented players and a lot of veteran leadership.

Guard Dreyshun Brown, who led the scoring last time out against Bradford, said: “We’ve got to be better defensively. We’re scoring well, putting up good points as a team but just not doing enough on the defensive end.

"If we fix the problems, the wins will start to come.” 

Despite the long journey, Warriors will be hoping some supporters are able make the trip up to the Midlands to cheer on the team and help bring home a much-needed win.