CHRIS Jones says Swindon Wildcats would love nothing more than to go one better than last season and complete a clean sweep of the trophies available to them.

Aaron Nell’s side won both the NIHL Cup and Autumn Trophy during a memorable 2017-18 campaign, although their hopes of being crowned league champions in NIHL South One ended with a controversial elimination in the play-offs.

With the new season just over a fortnight away, forward Jones hopes Swindon are soon back on the trophy trail and believes the squad is good enough to complete a hat-trick of silverware successes this time around.

“Last season was a great year in the end. At the start we didn’t play as well as we would have liked to, but by the end it was a great season, and coming away with two trophies was brilliant,” said Jones, who is about to start his season season on the Wildcats’ roster.

“Now we want to kick on and improve. We are looking to win every single trophy.

“It is not going to be easy, it is going to be a battle, but we know if we can play to the best of our ability, we are going to be right in there for every trophy.

“I think the recruitment over the summer has been great, and we have a really deep squad.

“We have had a few tweaks here and there. We look strong in the forwards and in defence we have improved too.

“I have no reasons to think we can’t win every trophy.”

Before the competitive action begins, Swindon will play four pre-season challenge matches, which get under way this weekend.

They are at home to Bracknell Bees on Saturday before travelling for the reverse fixture on Sunday, before facing the same double-header against Streatham the following weekend.

Although results are not paramount over the next fortnight, Welshman Jones says the Swindon roster should be looking to set their standards as early as possible in the hope of mounting another successful season.

“The first weekend against Bracknell is going to be tough. They look like they have put a very good team together, and then even in the week after against Streatham, they look like they have got a good team as well,” said Jones.

“These four games are going to be tough but it is what you want, you want to have those tough games to know where you are.

“Although it is not really about winning, but you want to win and play well.”