SWINDON Wildcats head coach Aaron Nell wants to see a fast start from his team when Telford Tigers arrive at the Link Centre on Saturday night.

The Wildcats are on a brilliant run of form with nine wins from their last 10 outings, and all four home games in that time have resulted in victories.

But following a number of comeback wins in that time, including last weekend’s 6-5 overtime thriller against Peterborough Phantoms, Nell says his team can make life easier on themselves if they put in the hard work early on.

Ahead of the clash with Telford on Saturday, Nell said: “The two games we’ve played against them, we’ve started both games really well. I think we need to do that again on Saturday night.

“Our starts – especially at home – still haven’t been great, and that’s one thing that we really need to work on. Telford are very well structured, they’ve got an excellent coach, and they’re going to be ready for us.

“We beat them in the Autumn Cup, and they’re going to want to get us back for that. We’re going to have to be ready for a really good game.”

Swindon produced two more excellent victories last weekend to maintain their five-game winning stretch. Nell’s team scrapped to an overtime win against the Phantoms before producing a controlled display away at Sheffield Steeldogs to go top.

The 3-0 success in Sheffield saw a near-perfect performance from the Wildcats – something Nell felt was inevitable from the moment his players stepped off the bus.

He said: We couldn’t have played two more contrasting games. We felt we didn’t quite play our best game, but at this point in the season, it was just good to get out of the game with a big win against a really tough team on Saturday.

“But on Sunday, I thought we were excellent. You could see right from the warm-ups that we were ready. We were missing some key guys, but the players were outstanding and they deserved the win.”