THE BESPOKE Guardians Swindon Wildcats will be looking to continue the club’s winning run against The Bees this weekend following a double success against Leeds Knights last Saturday and Sunday.

After Aaron Nell’s squad opened its challenge campaign with a 3-2 and 4-3 victory, respectively, Swindon head into a double header against the side formerly known as Bracknell Bees.

The Wildcats’ pre-season campaign has gone swimmingly so far, according to the club’s head coach, but Nell said the key is to remain consistent ahead of the “real stuff” beginning next Saturday.

Previewing this weekend’s double-header, Nell said: “The Bees are a local team, and they’re a team that we always have very good games against.

“They were one of the teams that played as well as us last weekend, winning their series, so we expect this one to be a very difficult game.

“We can’t get too high or too low, it’s about staying in the moment. Pre-season is great because if you lose, it’s not the end of the world, you’re not losing points or anything.

“But as long as we learn something every week, and we get fitter, and we improve as we get towards the real stuff, that’s the most important thing.

“We want to try and keep the consistency up and have a good game on Saturday and Sunday night again.”

Reflecting on last weekend’s triumphs, Nell spoke with pride as youngsters Reed Sayers, Cain Russell, and Jack Goodchild all netted in front of fans for the first time in their Cats careers.

Swindon's head coach enthused about the quality of his side’s performance and said many of the tactical aspects the squad had tried in training came to fruition against Leeds.

Nell said: “We played well, but there’s always a lot to work on after the first week of pre-season.

“We played two really good games against a very good team in Leeds, so we’re happy that we came out with two wins.

“I was happy with how we got the wins and how we played – the stuff that we’d worked out seemed to work out for us. So overall, I was very happy with everyone.

“We had three of our younger players scored goals too, so I’m very happy with all the players, but certainly the young players who took their chance.”