SWINDON Wildcats’ player-coach Aaron Nell believes the club’s Autumn Cup triumph can inspire them to success over Peterborough Phantoms this weekend.

With a spot in the NIHL South One play-off final at stake, Nell is urging his men to continue their run as he plots his side’s progress.

Last weekend, the Cats beat Basingstoke Bison in the Autumn Cup final before slaying Streatham in the play-off quarter-finals to set up this weekend’s Phantoms double header.

“There has been no rest and there is no tougher weekend than Peterborough, they are a team who have had the better of us so far this season,” he said.

“We need to make sure we play our best games in order to get through. There has been lots of tough weekends and this is going to be right up there.

“We have struggled at times against Peterborough.

“They’re very consistent and well-structured. They pick off your mistakes and they don’t give you much.

“As the season has gone on, we have had more success against them but they’ve beaten us a few times so we need to try be get at our best this weekend if we are going to have a chance.”

After last weekend’s triple success, Nell believes there will be no problem in ensuring his troops replicate the same level of performance.

“You get the taste for winning. Success breeds success and we won a trophy which got that monkey off of our back,” he added.

“We want to fight for the rest of them. We have the National Cup at the end of the year but the play-offs is the main one.

“If we are successful it is going to be very tough and the best team over the next three or four weeks will be the team that lifts the trophy in Coventry."