SWINDON Wildcats forward Sam Bullas admits he is desperate to win a trophy after spending nine years at the Link Centre without winning one.

The 27-year-old, who arrived at the club from his home team Nottingham Panthers, is one of the longest-serving players at the Wildcats, with over 400 outings for the club.

However, ever since arriving in Wiltshire almost a decade ago, there has only been one aim for Bullas – to win some silverware.

Tonight, he and his Swindon teammates bid to book their place in the Autumn Trophy final, and require a victory away to Peterborough Phantoms.

With the aggregate score currently 3-3 after the first leg at the Link Centre a week ago, Bullas has labelled the clash as one of the biggest games of his career.

“It’s a massive game,” he said. “Me and the boys are here to win trophies this year, and it is a 0-0 game after the first leg in Swindon.”

“I say it at the start of every year. People ask me what my aims are in terms of points, obviously I want to contribute but I would take no points if it means we win a trophy.

“For me, it’s about winning trophies, I’ve been here for so long that I am almost desperate to win something.

“I’m kind of sick of not winning anything. It’s what I want, it’s what the fans want and we aren’t just here to turn up and do our job, we are here to win.”

Despite having his sights firmly set on victory at Planet Ice this evening, Bullas acknowledges their opponents have been a pain to deal with this term.

Bullas also said the loss of the injured Jordan Kelsall is a big blow, but nothing which will hinder their chances of making the final.

“Peterborough have proven to be a thorn for us, but we had a good video session with Aaron Nell and he broke down some of their plays,” he said.

“I think if we play how we can, the game is ours. It’s a difficult place to play because the rink is very poor and old.

“We have to overcome that, it is almost winner takes all to get through to the final.

“All we can do is go out and work as hard as possible.

“Jordan is a fantastic player, he is a young lad who is still learning,” he added. “It is a big loss for us, but we have guys who can step up.”