THE Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats have confirmed star netminder Renny Marr has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club for a further year.

Marr, who has been a shining light for Aaron Nell’s men since his arrival from Coventry Blaze in 2017, won the Autumn Cup and National Cup during his first season in Wiltshire.

The Scottish netminder later went on to be a crucial part of Swindon’s next Autumn Cup and first league title under the club’s current name.

After signing his new deal, Marr – who currently holds a 28-13-1 record this season with a goals-against average of just over three – said: “Since coming down from Coventry, I’ve loved every minute in Swindon.

“It’s become a second home to me, and the club have looked after me so well.

“The fans are brilliant and we have a great locker-room, so it was a straightforward decision to stay for another year!

“We’ve got the play-offs on the horizon where we’re targeting some silverware, but that aim just rolls into next year with the aim to be back fighting for more trophies.

“We’ve had a taste of it in the past and we’ll be ready to push again!”

Meanwhile, head coach Nell said: “I’m really pleased to have Renny back for another year.

“Your netminder needs to be your best player every night to win games of hockey. With Renny, we have one of the best in the National League.

“He’s always been a huge part of our team but he’s maturing into one of our key players.

“Renny’s brilliant in the locker room and is becoming a large part of our organisation.

“We’re delighted he’s chosen to stay another year and are excited to see him grow further once more.”

Following a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Leeds Knights last weekend, the Cats suffered a 4-2 reverse against the Raiders on Sunday.

Swindon will hope to begin their final five regular-season games with a recovering win as they host Basingstoke Bison at the Link Centre on Friday night.

After that, a tough trip up to champions-elect Leeds follows on Saturday night.

Previewing the weekend’s action, Nell said: “We’ve only got five games left, so it’s about making sure we’re ready for the play-offs.

“We want to finalise sealing fifth spot, and then it looks like we’re playing Sheffield in the play-offs.

“Basingstoke are fighting to make the play-offs, and Leeds are fighting for the title. This weekend is going to be really, really intense.

“But we’re in good form, and we want to continue that to make sure we peak in time for the play-offs.”