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CARDELL McFARLAND: 'We've been going at each other and really battling'

Last season saw the Bristol Flyers make their bow in the BBL playing exciting basketball with a relatively young squad.

The team reached the semi-finals of the BBL Cup and reached the play-offs in a season that would prove the league was right in promoting them into the top division.

Coach Andreas Kapoulas picked up coach of the season as well as being only one of three coaches to win coach of the month outside of Newcastle.

The new season is just around the corner and Kapoulas has recruited some top talent both Internationally and nationally including American Point Guard Cardell McFarland.

McFarland says he is impressed with what he has seen so far.

He said: "I'm expecting a successful season, I think we're coming along pretty good - I like what we're doing in preseason and the players that we have.

"It's a long summer, so when you start to practice it gets fun! Practice should always be harder than the game.

"We've been going at each other and really battling each other."

McFarland is also helping his addition will help the team progress.

"We're hoping to continue to build from last year- first season in the league and they made the play-offs.

"You want to build on that and eventually win a championship.

"I know if the team does well I can be a reason for that - if the team does well I will do well."

Bristol Flyers start their season at home to Surrey Scorchers on 19th September, for ticket news visit:

http://www.bristolflyers.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets/

You can also follow them on Twitter: @BristolFlyers

Keep an eye on the Hub as our #BIGBBLPreview continues!


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