Bullas targets silverware

Sam Bullas

Sam Bullas

First published in Sport The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor

ACE Sam Bullas is keen for Swindon Wildcats to build up a head of steam to take them into the play-offs.

The Link Centre side host second-from-bottom Peterborough Phantoms tomorrow night before heading north to tackle EPL high-flyers Manchester Phoenix 24 hours later.

Following last weekend’s 4-1 defeat at Guildford Flames, Bullas is well aware that the margin for error in cementing their place in the play-offs is getting smaller and smaller.

Just seven points separate Cats and the Phantoms going into tomorrow night’s meeting, although Swindon have played three less matches.

Following some harsh words from coach Ryan Aldridge after the Flames loss, Bullas and his team-mates are looking to put the record straight.

The 23-year-old said: “No-one goes out there to lose, we all want to win.

“We know that we want to be higher in the table than we are and we have to make sure that we can get into the play-offs and go at full steam.

“This is my fifth year here and I would really like to push on and win some silverware.”

Although Cats will go into the Phantom match as favourites, they beat the Peterborough side 7-1 when they last visited the Link Centre in January, the forward says that victory will not come easy.

“In years gone by, I think the league has been a little easier,” Bullas said. “Now there no easy matches, it is a all about making sure that he are prepared right.

“You need to make sure you respect the opposition, not too much, because there have been a few upsets and it shows just how strong the league is.”

Following the Phantoms clash, Cats head for the Altrincham Ice Dome to face-off against the team gunning for top spot, but despite this, the former Great Britain Under-20 international is keen to upset Manchester.

“It is never a nice place to go because it is a long bus journey,” he said. “They are also having a great year.

“But having said that we have played some of our best hockey against them this year, so hopefully we can go there do our job and come back with the win.”

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