ALUN Rossiter insists his side must approach Monday’s away meeting at Wolverhampton with the same attitude as they did for last season’s play-off final, following a devastating 41-49 loss at home to Belle Vue Aces last night.

The Robins’ play-off credentials took a massive hit as Mark Lemon’s Aces became the second team to beat Swindon on home shale this season following Somerset’s triumph at the Abbey Stadium last month.

A second home defeat means Robins must now realistically win one of next week’s two away trips at Wolverhampton and Poole respectively.

And approaching Monday’s meeting at Wolverhampton with a ‘do or die’ attitude is key if Swindon are to reignite their play-off charge, according the Rossiter.

He said: “That was a tough one to take, it’s not often I’m lost for words but we struggled out of the starts and they got in front.

“It’s easy to make excuses, but you can’t do that – it’s the same for both teams.

“We should’ve done a lot better tonight.

“The rain earlier in the day didn’t really have an impact, and saying it did would be making excuses – which I don’t like doing.

“The Abbey is our home track and sometimes when it’s not quite right it works against you, but it’s the same for both teams.

“We’ve set ourselves and uphill task now, Monday is vitally important now and we need to go there with the same attitude as we did for the play-off final last year.”