SWINDON Wildcats head coach Aaron Nell says his team now has its sights set on lifting the National Ice Hockey League title after winning the Autumn Cup last Thursday.

The Wildcats completed a thrilling 8-6 aggregate win over Leeds Knights in the final, following up their 3-2 victory from the first leg by winning 5-4 in Yorkshire two days before Christmas.

With one trophy in the cabinet, Nell says his table-topping team’s attention has already switched to adding another at the end of the year.

He said: “The league is always the most important thing to every team. To be league champion is the biggest trophy to win.

“We enjoyed the night after beating Leeds as well as Christmas Day, but we’re straight back to it now and we have to carry on our good form over this period.

“The players have been great so far, and we’re in a great spot – we need to continue that now by building on our success over this Christmas period.

“It’s the biggest cliché in the world, but it’s about taking it a game at a time. We always just think about the next game, and it’s the biggest coach’s cliché in the world, but it’s true.

“The players deserved to win a trophy for all their hard work so far, and I’m really happy for them and proud of them. We need to follow it up now.”