WORCESTER Wolves boss Ty Shaw is refusing to “cry over spilled milk” despite being hit by two departures and injuries to key men this season.

The injury-hit Terrel Martin-Garcia followed Dean Wanliss through the exit door at the University of Worcester Arena last week.

Shaw has also had to contend with the deal to sign Quadir Welton falling through and delays in the arrivals of Darell Combs and Deshawn Freeman.

And Shaw was left with just seven players to choose from last weekend when Miki Servera was forced to pull out through injury.

London Lions condemned bottom club Wolves to a ninth straight British Basketball League defeat last Friday before knocking them out of the BBL Cup on Sunday.

“I am just proud of the guys that are competing,” Shaw said.

“It has got to be a next-man-up mentality.

“Obviously it’s not ideal and I am sure every team in our league and around the world wishes they could go through a season without having injury problems.

“But it is what it is and we have got to deal with it as best we can.

“There is no need to cry over spilled milk.

“It’s about being positive about things moving forward.

“That’s the approach we are going to take.”

Martin-Garcia arrived at Wolves this summer but made only four appearances due to a persistent knee injury.

Shaw said it was hard to pin-point when the 23-year-old's problem first occurred but felt it needed “some serious attention”.

“It’s really unfortunate as Terrel is absolutely fantastic as a player and a person,” Shaw said.

“The body has got to be right before you can get put out on the court and play at full speed.

“That’s going to be a long-term situation for Terrel.

“From my personal experience with knees you don’t think something is hurting and then something small happens and you figure out that the issue was really bigger than it was.”

With Wanliss resigning for personal reasons earlier this month Martin-Garcia’s exit has left Shaw looking to find two forwards to boost his roster.

But he conceded finding players with a British passports at this stage of the season could be a “struggle”.

“We obviously need the depth in games,” Shaw said.

“Against London they rolled out 10 players in each game whereas we had seven so it was a tough situation but that’s basketball.

“There are only five on a court and you compete as hard as you can but we are definitely looking to get options as we move forward.

“Things could happen as soon as tomorrow or next week, it depends on the decision-making process.

“Some decisions are ours and others aren’t ours, especially when you are working with players and agents.

“With Dean and Terrel gone we are looking for big bodies."

Wolves visit fourth-placed Bristol Flyers on Saturday (7.30pm).