SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell believes that if his side can maintain their current ratio of picking up three points per weekend in the National League, they will be in a strong position to be crowned champions come the end of the season.

The Cats have just completed a second successive weekend schedule where they followed up a home win by earning a point in defeat on the road.

Nell’s side thrashed Peterborough Phantoms 5-0 at the Link Centre on Saturday night before falling to a penalty shoot-out loss at Telford Tigers 24 hours later after the contest ended in a 2-2 draw.

Those results have Swindon sitting on six points from four games a fortnight into the new season – and if that return can be matched across the course of the campaign, Nell is sure the Cats will be in the mix for honours.

“Sunday was a close game. We wanted two points but I think Telford deserved to get the win,” said Nell, whose side’s previous away game ended in a 7-6 loss at Hull Pirates after overtime.

“We certainly could have played better on Sunday night but a point is a point and now we move onto next week.

“From the two away games, I think we should have got three points. If we had done that, we would have been in a great spot.

“We are a point behind where we could be, and that’s frustrating, but we just need to make up points as we go along.

“If a team averages three points per weekend over the season, I think they will win the league.

“We are on target. We are disappointed that we couldn’t get more as I think we could have done that over the two away games.

“But we could certainly be in a lot worse position, so we need to make sure we have another two solid results next weekend.”

Two other teams, Telford and Sheffield Steeldogs, have matched Swindon’s six-point return from four games so far this season.

However, Hull are the early pace-setters as they are still able to boast a perfect record of six points from only three fixtures.

Swindon return to action by hosting Bracknell Bees on Saturday night before travelling to face London side Raiders on Sunday.