SWINDON Wildcats’ latest recruit Sam Godfrey believes the club should be aiming for nothing less than the NIHL South One league title this season.

The 23-year-old has returned to the Link Centre after leaving the club for Guildford Flames in the 2014/15 campaign.

However, after being released by the Flames - who now play in the Elite League - a month ago, the D-man is delighted to return to Swindon and get his career back on track.

“It’s good to be back in Swindon. I played most of my junior years here and since I played here three years ago, I haven’t done anything but improve “I haven’t played for two weekends now so when I spoke to Aaron (Nell, coach), we sorted it straight away. It is good to be back.”

During his time away from Wiltshire, Godfrey has claimed a number of trophies including the EPIHL Cup as well as being EPIHL Play-Off champion on two separate occasions.

The Cats are still waiting for some much-needed silverware of their own but Godfrey believes his development as a player will help the club to finally claim some trophies.

“I think I have matured a lot with being away and my age, physically and mentally. I’ve won a couple of trophies and got some good experience too,” he added.

“I’ve played 10 games in the Elite League this year and trained with some more experienced players, so I think that has helped me a lot “Hopefully I can put all of that to use in Swindon.

“Swindon are a top team in the NIHL now and I think their only goal has to be to win the league and hopefully win a cup along the way.”

This weekend will present a tricky task for the Wildcats, who travel to Hull Pirates this evening for an Autumn Trophy clash, before returning to league action against lleaders Peterborough Phantoms on Sunday.

The Phantoms fixture presents Swindon with the chance to claw their way back towards the summit as they are six points off the pace at the moment.

Despite his three-year absence, the Wildcats roster still has some familiar names for Godfrey, with player-coach Aaron Nell, Sam Bullas, Stevie Whitfield and Neil Liddiard some of the players the D-man has played wiht in the past.

“Swindon have got a good team. I’ve played with Lidds in Guildford and against some of the other guys and I thought it would be good to join them,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to just getting back on the ice this weekend. Hull is a long one, then Sunday is going to be a tough game against Peterborough.

“If they win, they’ll go further ahead, but if we win, we are back in it and it will be go-time from there.”