SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell believes his side are more than capable of taking four points from their two upcoming fixtures but says his players’ mentality must be right.

The Cats face two Yorkshire sides this weekend – first, they are home to Sheffield Steeldogs on Saturday night before taking on Leeds Chiefs in Solihull on Sunday.

Leeds are playing their final weekend in Warwickshire after work took place on their own rink over the past few months.

Following a slight wobble around Christmas, Nell’s men have recovered nicely and have won five of their last six – including an impressive victory over league leaders Telford Tigers in the National Cup semi-final first leg.

The Cats’ player-coach is confident of extending that record, but says his team must turn up with the correct attitude on both nights otherwise points may be carelessly dropped.

Nell said: “Sheffield were leading at Peterborough last week.

“They fell away at the end, but Peterborough is a tough place to go – just like Swindon – so it will be a tough weekend and one where we will need to be at our best to get four points.

“Which game is trickier for us depends on how we turn up mentally.

“I know the away game is in Solihull – it’s Leeds’ last weekend without their rink, so that could po-tentially be a very tough game for us.

“But Sheffield are a team that beat us the last time we played them, so we want to try and get them back for that.

“But you can’t ever take a night off in your performance – proved by Leeds beating Telford in Tel-ford last weekend.

“That shows that any team can beat any other in this league.”

After that shocking result for Telford last week, the Cats are now just six points behind the leaders having played a game more.

Nell has reiterated to his players that they are well capable of catching Telford, but they must stick to the old adage of taking one game at a time.

The player-coach said that if performances carry on trending along the same line as the majority of January, the Cats stand a chance of making it back-to-back titles.

Nell said: “Every weekend you aim for maximum points, so it’s about making sure we continue this good bit of form that we’re on by taking it a game at a time.

“Hopefully on Saturday, we can build on those performances from last week and try to get a big win.

“Where we are in the league, we can only focus on ourselves and try and play each game at the same level.

“Over the last four or five weeks, we’ve started to find that, and it will be no different this week-end.”