AARON Nell says that his side must produce the perfect weekend if they are not to fall further behind in the title race.

Swindon Wildcats have lost their last two matches in NIHL South One following their 5-1 loss at Streatham last Sunday and are six points off leaders Peterborough Phantoms, who visit the Link Centre tomorrow (6.15pm).

However, before Nell can focus on Peterborough, Cats make the long trip north to face Hull Pirates in their final Autumn Cup pool match tonight.

“We have got a long trip, but it is a game we want to win, we want to finish top of our group in the Autumn Cup,” the Cats’ player-coach said.

“Then we have got the biggest game of our season – we have to win on Sunday - we have to be ready.

“We were happy with a point at Peterborough (in the 3-2 overtime loss), but that was before we lost to Streatham. We have now lost our last two in the league and we now have two massive games this weekend.

“We need to get a win against Peterborough. They are flying and every point that we drop it makes it tougher on ourselves.

“We need to win, we have a lot of tough places to go and we dropped two points on Sunday.”

Having sung the praises of Renny Marr after their 5-2 victory over Bracknell Bees last Saturday, the young netminder was pulled at the end of the first period at Streatham with Matt Smital icing.

Smital is set to retain the gloves this evening with Marr expected to return against the league leaders.

“Renny has been unbelievable for us this year – he was just frustrated with himself (for one the goals he let in at Streatham),” Nell said.

“The plan was always for Matt to plan this Saturday night and Renny on Sunday – that hasn’t changed.”

The Cats chief says that Toms Rutkis is desperate to get back after he dislocated his jaw at the end of September against Telford Tigers, however, Nell won’t be rushing the 19-year-old Great Britain international back.

“Toms, is itching to get back, he was due to see his specialist this week,” Nell said. “He is feeling better, but he can't come back until he gets the all-clear.”