Volleyball: Illness may ground Jets’ cup bid

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Edinburgh Jets have been kept grounded ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Volleyball Cup final with Glasgow Mets in Wishaw as they seek to complete a first league and cup double.

The champions’ preparations have been hit by injury and illness and player-coach Martyn Johnstone is unsure who will feature in his starting six.

Great Britain cap Paul Glissov has been struggling with a shoulder injury and Pawel Dylon was admitted to hospital on Tuesday night with a virus.

Johnstone, having recovered from a vomiting bug, now has a chest infection and has been unable to train at 100 per cent, while Marcin Krakowski has hardly trained because of work.

Mets handed Jets their only defeat in the league last month and then rubbed salt in the wound by beating them again in the final of the play-offs.

In the women’s cup final at the same venue, Edinburgh Jets face Troon Team Ayrshire. Jets have had the upper hand in recent matches, but Troon only lost the league title to City of Edinburgh on sets ratio.