SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell says their goal is to get maximum points this weekend, despite having dubious records against both upcoming opponents so far this season.

The Wildcats have only beaten Peterborough Phantoms once in their four meetings while Streatham are the only side to have beaten the Cats in regulation time this term.

Swindon go into this weekend’s double-header having battled past Milton Keynes Thunder 3-1 before conceding four seconds before the end of overtime to go down 4-3 at Bracknell Bees.

Nell said he was disappointed with the overtime loss at Bracknell last Sunday but has backed his players to quickly forget the loss and pick up two wins this weekend.

Sitting pretty at the top of the table, two wins will ensure Cats maintain their table topping status for another week.

He said: “Every weekend you aim for four points so that is exactly what we do - we take it a game at a time.

“When you play at home, you always want to win and Saturday’s going to be a very tough game, so we need to be at our best in both games to try and win.

“The goal is always to get four points and hopefully we can do that.”

The Wildcats beat Peterborough 5-3 in their last meeting two weeks ago, and Nell is once again looking forward to testing himself against a side that he believes is the most skilful outfit in the NIHL South One division.

Nell said: “Peterborough are one of, if not the most skilled team in the league.

“They skate well and they’re very well organised, so it won’t be as physical game as some of the other teams in the league, but they’ve been the best games to be a part of this year and I’m sure it will be another great game on Saturday.

“They play a certain way and they’re very difficult to play against and tough to break down.

“We’re going to have to play like we did in the last two times we played them and make sure we work hard, pressure the puck and get to the net.”

Swindon suffered their first league defeat of the year when they lost 4-1 to Streatham at the Link Centre in the early part of the season and the Wildcats player-coach wants revenge this time around.

The ‘Cats travel to London to take on Streatham on Sunday evening, and Nell knows the importance of starting well in a game that will feature two tired sets of players.

He said: “We’re going to have a tough game on Saturday so there will be a few tired bodies come Sunday.

“We need to go there and make sure we start the game well because their top players are very good and they will pressure the puck very hard.”