EXPERIENCED D-man Neil Liddiard says all plaudits for Swindon Wildcats’ strong defensive record should head in the direction of netminder Renny Marr.

Aaron Nell’s side made it back-to-back shut-outs on home ice last Saturday with a 5-0 success over Bracknell Bees in the National League, having beaten Peterborough Phantoms by the same scoreline seven days earlier.

After shipping 12 goals on the opening weekend of the new season, the Cats have conceded just seven times in four games since then.

Swindon will be hoping that solid rear-guard effort comes to the fore again as they face Hull Pirates at the Link Centre tonight before travelling to Bracknell on Sunday.

At 41, Liddiard is the senior figure in the Cats’ five-man defensive unit, and he says no one has been performing better than goalkeeper Marr, who only turned 22 earlier this week.

“We seem to have found our feet as a defence and are gelling well together,” said Liddiard, who is in his fifth successive season as a Wildcat.

“We are a good unit right now and we are playing well.

“It all starts with Renny. He makes our life as the defence a whole lot easier. Week in, week out, Renny plays well and we just try to do our job in front of him.

“Renny is unbelievable. Having him back there gives us all that extra bit of confidence.

“You know that if you do make a mistake, you have got Renny there behind you. Nine times out of 10, he is going to stop it.

“With the firepower we have got, if we can do our job at the back, we are always going to score goals and have a good chance to win games.”

Swindon made it three home wins from three this season with a 5-0 success over Bracknell last weekend, and Liddiard is hoping to repeat the feat when Hull visit the Link Centre this evening.

“Last Saturday was a good night’s work,” said Liddiard.

“Every game this season is going to be tough. Bracknell came and pressed us hard but we stuck to our plan and our systems, and it was a great performance.

“Hopefully we can do the same this Saturday.”