PLAYER-COACH Aaron Nell says everyone has their part to play as his Swindon Wildcats side look to produce a strong end to the season.

With seven points standing between them and league leaders Peterborough Phantoms in the NIHL Division One South, as well as an Autumn Trophy final and a NIHL Cup semi-final to play, Nell admits he and his players need to remain razor sharp if they are to compete on three fronts.

This weekend, the Cats have a league double-header against Milton Keynes Lightning and Nell will need every member of his roster to step up in the coming months.

Sunday’s 4-2 win at home to Basingstoke Bison also marked the end of a frantic few weeks, which has seen the Cats play six times in 11 days.

“The players have really pulled through,” said Nell.

“Phil Hill was great on Sunday. It is tough to understand what it is like for him to do what he’s doing. Guys like Neil Liddiard and Phil have been showing why they are here and still playing at their age.

“Phil was fantastic last week, I can’t give him enough credit, but everyone has a part to play in the team.”

Now the hectic schedule is out of the way, Nell says it is time to turn attention to a more routine set of fixtures, starting with Lightning on Saturday.

“We have had a tough four weeks but we have been successful. When you’re successful, it makes it a little bit easier. Now we have to make sure we don’t ruin the last four weeks of hard work,” said Nell.

“If we get two wins this weekend, that would be great. We are going to be playing a lot of games so we are lucky with the depth we’ve got.

“The depth means we can play as hard as we need to in the big games.

“It’s definitely easier to prepare for the likes of Peterborough and Basingstoke because you play them so often.

“Last week, we couldn’t have had a tougher week, but we were a shoot-out away from being perfect so I’m delighted and we are all looking forward to the weekend.”