WBBL Team guide: Manchester Met Mystics

Manchester Met Mystics have made moves in the off-season to raise hopes they can add to the WBBL Cup title they won back in 2017.

Last season: Manchester missed out on the knockout stages of the Cup with a decisive defeat against Nottingham Wildcats before bowing out of the Trophy at the hands of Newcastle Eagles in the last eight.

Their league form was more improved and Jeff Jones’ side had a 10-5 record upon cancellation as they were within range of another trip to the post-season.

Back again: Key duo Georgia Jones and Dominque Allen return for another year in Manchester alongside influential leader Rheanne Bailey.

Vanessa Akra returns for her second season in the WBBL, while junior Holly Bryan has the chance to continue her development surrounded by several internationals.

New faces: The Mystics stated their intentions with the addition of GB Senior internationals in Hannah Shaw and Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee, who makes the switch from Durham.

American forward Sophia Song enjoyed plenty of success during her time at UC Davis and arrives for her rookie year as a pro, while former GB Under-20 guard Ebony Horton also joins from time in the US with Welsh forward Tanisha Walker another newcomer.

Maia Bratka was the WNBL D2 North MVP with Worcester Wolves last season and makes her return to the WBBL having previously played at Leicester Riders.

Outlook: The Mystics look to have a strong squad on paper and will have high hopes of having their best season in the WBBL to date.