THE Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats head coach Aaron Nell says his team will maintain their increasingly forlorn title fight until the end.

After damaging defeats to title rivals Milton Keynes Lightning and Sheffield Steeldogs last weekend, Swindon sit eight points behind leaders Telford Tigers with eight games to play.

The next of which come as Nell's men take on The Bees and Peterborough Phantoms on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Hoping his side can claw back some ground over the coming days, Nell has vowed to keep battling on.

He said: “The title is a long way away, but as long as it’s mathematically possible we will keep on fighting. Even if it wasn’t, we’ve still got an awful lot to play for in terms of Finals Weekend.

“We’ve had a good season so far, just with a little bump in the road over the past few weeks, we’ve got to recover and that’s what we’ll try to do.”

In terms of Nell’s approach to helping his team turn their stuttering form around, he said: “It’s a big coaching cliche, but it all comes down to hard work and sticking together.

“We’ve had a good week of practice, we’ve had some really good conversations with the team.

“Some of the video that we’ve gone through hasn’t been easy to watch, but we have to go through this and come out of it together. I know the players aren’t happy with how things are going, but I know we’ll get out of it.”

Heading into the pair of winnable fixtures, Swindon are the team with the worst form out of the National Ice Hockey League’s nine clubs.

But Nell believes it is only a matter of time until his talented squad starts to win again.

He said: “The Bees are eighth in the league, but they’re in a better run of form than us.

“It will be a tough weekend because the Bees are a desperate team which works really hard.

“We’re not used to four games in a row, so we need to snap out of that quickly. It will be hard work, but if we stick together then we can win on Saturday.”