ALUN Rossiter won’t be fooled into believing Swindon Robins’ SGB Premiership job is done, despite his men booking their spot in the league’s end-of-season play-offs tonight.

The Robins were downed 48-42 at Foxhall Stadium against Ipswich Witches, but Troy Batchelor’s last heat lunge on Danny King secured the visitors a losing bonus point – one of several variables Swindon hoped to reach in Suffolk last night to confirm a top four spot.

There was joy all round after the meeting’s conclusion, as news filtered through that Belle Vue only managed to defeat Peterborough 48-42 at the East of England Arena – a result that booked the Witches’ spot in the top four also.

As Wolverhampton won by eight points at Poole tonight too, it means all four play-off places have now been confirmed – with the Robins and Witches joined by Poole and Wolverhampton.

Only the regular season champions now have to be crowned, and Swindon are very much in the hunt for top spot.

Rossiter said: “That’s one job done.

“Even though we lost, I feel with the way things are going at home we are showing that as a team we are more than capable.

“Over two legs, we stand a good chance against any team.

“Maybe we were a bit complacent, or a bit cocky last night – I don’t know. It didn’t seem that way.

“Rasmus (Jensen) struggled a bit, though he won his last race. Adam (Ellis) wasn’t his normal self, and Tobiasz (Musielak) got beat by James Sarjeant in his last ride.

“But that’s the way things go – wherever you end up in the play-offs, you’ve got to beat what is in front of you.

“You’ve got to beat the best to win.”

Asked about if he wants his team to kick on from here and win the league outright, the Robins chief said he won’t put any unnecessary stress on his riders.

Keeping all seven riders in one piece remains Rossiter’s priority.

He added: “I’m not putting any stress on the team. Right now, the last thing we need to do is do something stupid.

“We need to stay fit and make sure everyone is good for when the play-offs come around.”