AARON Nell is well aware nothing can be granted against Bracknell Bees this evening as his Swindon Wildcats seek to avoid another delay to their NIHL South One title celebrations.

A week ago, the Cats arrived at the Link Centre knowing victory over visiting Streatham would wrap up a maiden league championship in their current guise.

However, the Londoners pulled off a shock 4-3 victory to end Swindon's 15-match winning run and ensure their hopes of title glory would have to wait for another day.

Holding a three-point cushion at the top of the table heading into the final weekend of regular season fixtures, the Cats need to only collect one further point over their last two matches to finish the job.

That will require either tonight's home meeting against Bracknell or tomorrow's trip to Milton Keynes Thunder going to overtime.

Ideally, Swindon will wrap up the title in front of their own fans this evening, but given his side trail the Bees 3-2 in their league head-to-head record this term, Nell knows the danger ahead of his troops.

“Bracknell are a very stiff test," said player-coach Nell.

"They are the only team who we have lost three games to in the league this season. They have been our toughest head-to-head.

“Like Streatham, they are not going to want us to win the title against them. I think they will be bit more aggressive than Streatham were and it is going to be a big challenge.

“We were obviously disappointed to lose last Saturday but what we have got to do now is focus on our performance and make sure that if Bracknell are to beat us on Saturday night, then they will have to play really well to do so.

“We need to play the way we know we can and put in a great performance in front of our home fans."

Nell concedes Swindon let their standards drop against Streatham last weekend, although acknowledged it was easy for the visitors to raise their own game given the potential permutations of the result.

The Cats coach is therefore eager to afford a similar fate tonight and believes his side will have learned from any mistakes they made a week ago.

“Credit goes to Streatham. I don’t think we played our best game but Streatham were very good," said Nell.

“It is a good learning experience for the players and hopefully we can get back to our usual standard and finish the job this weekend.

"Our only goal is to be league champions come Sunday night."