AARON Nell believes his Swindon wildcats side will come up against one their biggest threat to winning NIHL South One this season tomorrow night.

The Link Centre side head east to tackle Peterborough Phantoms and the Cats chief knows that his side will have a big job on their hands if they are to stretch their winning run to nine matches.

Peterborough currently sit top of the NIHL South One standings having won their opening seven matches, while Swindon are second three points off the pace.

“It is our biggest game of the season so far,” said Nell. “They have started the season very well and have won their opening seven matches in the league.

“It is our toughest test because they are a top team and we need to be ready. You only play each four times in a season and this is a mini series against Peterborough and one we are looking to win.

“They are one of our main rivals this season along with Bracknell and Basingstoke. They have the best coach (Slava Koulikov) in the league and we are looking for to the challenge.”

Cats and Phantoms went head to head in pre-season with Peterborough coming out on top in both exchanges, however, Nell is not reading too much into those challenge matches.

“It is always tough to judge a team in pre-season. There have been a lot of changes since then,” Nell said.

“They are very well organised, they don’t give you much. We have got to be at our best to beat them.

“I’m not sure if it will help us playing them first this weekend, we are away from home and there will be less pressure on us – the pressure will be on them.

“We have got to go there and start well, because if we don’t start well will be knackered. We have got to go there and take our chances.”