SWINDON Wildcats forward Floyd Taylor says his feet have only just touched the ground after a whirlwind few weeks at the club.

The Cats have played 14 times in just under a month, which included a trip to Peterborough Phantoms where they clinched a place in the Autumn Trophy final, and back-to-back contests with Basingstoke Bison in NIHL South One.

Taylor has scored three goals during the recent fixture flurry and despite the busy schedule, the 22-year-old is just happy to be playing.

“We have played a lot of games, a lot of important games, and I’ve been racking up a lot of ice time because we are a little bit short-benched at the minute,” he said.

“I’m not complaining, I am happy with it. It is nice to be playing but the body is starting to ache a little bit now.

“We are still getting wins, which is what we need. We are competing for the league and we are through in the Autumn Trophy now.

“It was important we got three points in the league against Basingstoke, we battled hard. Last Sunday was a good character win. We fought back and got the win, which is good because it is another three points towards the league.”

The 22-year-old started his ice hockey career over 10 years ago when he represented the Swindon Leopards in 2007.

Due to his long history at the club, Taylor says it has made the recent success that little bit sweeter ahead of this weekend’s double header against Milton Keynes Thunder twice in NIHL South One.

The Cats will welcome the Buckinghamshire side to the Link Centre on Saturday before making the trip a day later.

“It’s been really good to be a Wildcats player, especially over the two games with Peterborough,” he said.

“I’ve played in Coventry (home of the end-of-season play-offs) once and that was a big game. Those two (Peterborough) games felt like we were playing in Coventry.

“We hadn’t won there all season so to go there in the cup with the pressure and win was amazing, the boys are happy.

“We can make the Milton Keynes game easier for ourselves if we work hard in the first two periods, as long as we go hard and see the games out.”