SWINDON Wildcats will have to wait until Wednesday to learn the fate of netminder Renny Marr after he lashed out in the club’s 3-2 Autumn Cup defeat to Hull Pirates on Sunday.

Marr was given a match penalty in the 51st minute after retaliating to James Archer – he was handed a two-minute slashing penalty at the same time.

The sanction means the Swindon netminder will be unable to play in Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Steeldogs, but could see his suspension extended subject to a referee’s report.

The 20-year-old Scotsman threw a punch at the Hull man in the heat of the moment and player-coach Aaron Nell says the club will have to wait and see for the outcome of the NIHL’s decision.

“I didn’t see exactly what happened, I wasn’t on the ice at the time but he threw a punch at the guy and the referee said he saw it, so it’s a penalty,” he said.

“He’ll bounce back from it. He was playing a great game at the time but he just had a rush of blood to the head.

“Hopefully he won’t be out for too long. He’s had a great start to the season and he saved us plenty of times last season.

“We’ll play extra hard for him next weekend to make up for not being there and when he gets back he’ll be better than he ever has been.”

Reflecting on their set of results from the opening weekend, Nell says he is happy with what he saw from his side, who thrashed Hull 8-2 at the Link Centre on Saturday night.

“We had a disappointing 10 minutes (on Sunday). We were very happy with the first 50 minutes, we stuck to the game plan well and got into a great spot,”

“When you’re 2-0 up with 10 minutes to go, you should be able to see those games out. It was just mental errors that cost us.

“It’s still early in the season so they are things we can rectify, learn from and improve on throughout the year.

“I’m happy with the weekend. 110 of the 120 minutes couldn’t have gone any better, Saturday was a great night.

“I thought the players were great and it sounded like the fans enjoyed it too, it was a great night and a great win.

“We were very good on Sunday but a few mental errors stopped us winning the game.”