AARON Nell believes his Swindon Wildcats will see their NIHL Cup credentials come under scrutiny when they take on Bracknell Bees at home this weekend.

The Link Centre side came through a tight encounter with Telford Tigers on Wednesday night, improving their record to three wins out of three in the competition.

This weekend’s visitors may prove to be a sterner test for the Cats as they have won seven of their eight league fixtures, scoring 52 goals, which is 19 more than Nell’s troops.

The player-coach also highlighted the danger of Frantisek Bakrlik whilst plotting Bracknell’s demise and says his players need to be wary of the in-form Czech, who has already tallied 11 goals this term.

“We know they’re doing really well and their top players are very good and they’ve got a lot of goals,” said Nell.

“We need to put a plan together for them and be ready for them, they’re a good side who have done well so far.

“They’re going to be fresh after not playing during the week, so it is going to be a tough game on Saturday night.

“I think we will have to be better than what we were on Wednesday night.

“I still think we have another gear, I know that and when we find it, we are going to have even more success.”

Sunday sees the Cats travel to Streatham, where Nell anticipates an entirely different type of opposition.

The weekend’s second fixture will be Swindon’s fifth in nine days but Nell says that is not an acceptable reason not to come away with two points.

“It’s going to be our fifth game in nine days and we need to be sensible to make sure we come away with a win,” he added.

“We’ve shown in the three games we have played that we are getting better as the games have gone on, we’ve got a lot of goals in the third period.

“Our depth does come in, we do roll quickly and you can see come the end of the game we have a bit more in our legs than other teams.

“Our legs are good, everyone is fit and well, we are used to it, there are no excuses and we are looking forward to the weekend ahead.”