SEMI-FINAL hero Bradley Wilson-Dean says now is not the time to celebrate for Swindon Robins as they look to be crowned SGB Premiership champions next week.

Wilson-Dean top scored for Swindon as they booked their place in the 2017 Grand Final on Monday night, registering a 13+2 points haul in the second leg of their play-off semi-final at home to Poole Pirates as Alun Rossiter’s side won 51-38 on the night and 97-82 overall.

The Robins will now go for glory in next week’s two-legged final against either Wolverhampton Wolves or Belle Vue Aces, who conclude their last-four clash on Wednesday.

Although there was a joyous mood in the pits at the Abbey Stadium in the aftermath of their victory over Poole, New Zealand star Wilson-Dean wants the Swindon troops to keep their feet on the ground and refocus on next week’s title decider.

“It was a good win for the team but it’s only half the job. This is only a semi-final and the important bit is still to come,” said Wilson-Dean.

“We have just got to do it all over again next week against either Belle Vue or Wolves and hopefully come away from that one with the same result.

“We’re not getting over excited yet, we have not won anything.”

Wilson-Dean’s heroic performance against the Pirates was perhaps his best meeting in Swindon colours since joining the club for the 2017 season.

The New Zealand national champion claimed three race wins and two second places on a busy night which saw him take to the track six times in all to cover for the injured Adam Ellis, who had to withdraw with a wrist complaint midway through the fixture.

After a mixed debut campaign for the Robins, which saw him start the year at number two before dropping down to his current role at reserve, Wilson-Dean’s marked turnaround on Monday came as a result of a brand new engine purchased just in time for the play-offs.

“I was struggling with the track a little bit, it was tricky, but the bike was perfect,” said the 22-year-old.

“I have got a new engine, I only got it last week and had never ridden it before Monday and I have to say a big thank-you to my sponsor that bought it for me.

“That made all the difference for me. It just proves a point that when I have got something decent under me I can go out and have a few good races.”