If you’ve read Aaron Nell’s preview for our upcoming games, you’ll know he talks about our need to defend leads better in future – and he’s 100 per cent right.

Last weekend, we proved that we can put goals in and score, but I think we do have to toughen up and tighten up in our D-zone a little bit.

We had a very good start against Raiders, but they came back and played very aggressive which caught us out a bit.

And Hull Pirates are just a very offensive team. They’re probably the most offensive team in the league this season and they’re going to be tough all year.

But overall, I think it was a positive weekend. To get three out of four points is obviously a good start.

We wanted the four, but Hull is a tough place to go and play, and they showed how dangerous they can be.

If anything, I think the results levelled us over the weekend and set the tone for the season.

Hopefully we can start keeping the leads and not throw them away.

The first few weeks of the season are always tough. Pre-season gets you going but there’s nothing like the league and the competitive side which that brings out.

We want to be a dominant force at home, and that’s something we’re going to try and push this season.

The plan is to go unbeaten at home this season.

We don’t want to have slip-ups like last year. It’s our building, we don’t have to travel, it’s a nice small ice rink that we’re used to, so we have a big advantage at home.

They’re games that we feel we have to win – they’re must-wins.

Our home form in the last few years hasn’t been bad, but last season was not as good as we wanted, so we need to make sure we’re putting in the required performances in Swindon and claiming the points we need in order to push up the league and stay there.

We want to put in big performances for our fans at home, and then when we go away – where it is really tough – if we can pinch points on the road, that’s when you start having a really good season.