PLAYER-COACH Aaron Nell is happy with his team’s points haul after helping Swindon Wildcats win four of their five fixtures over the festive period.

The Cats’ most recent win, over Bracknell Bees, saw them come from two goals behind in the final period to clinch an impressive 5-3 victory on New Year’s Day.

With six games in nine days, Nell says it is important his side don’t take their eye off the ball as they prepare to face the Bees once again in NIHL South One on Saturday.

“It is always busy at Christmas and we have had some tough games - they were the toughest games we could have had,” said Nell.

“The first game, before Christmas, was disappointing but to get four wins out of five was great and I am proud of the boys.

“We’ve had three days off now and then we are back at it again against Bracknell, so we need to get ready and get used to playing lots of games.

“There are going to be a lot of games coming up with the cup competitions, so we need to look after ourselves.

“When you lose, you want to get back at them and play a game as soon as you can. I think the busy schedule goes one of two ways.

“Luckily for us, we have been winning.”

Academy product Mikey Power has been a surprise package over the hectic period and even notched his first goal for the club in the 7-2 defeat to Bracknell last Saturday.

Floyd Taylor has also continued to impress, as he scored twice on New Year’s Day and Nell was quick to praise the pair.

“Floyd has been great all year. He grabbed the last game by the scruff of the neck and drove hard to the net,” he said.

“He supported the puck well, did it with speed and the second goal was a great shot around the net. He gets better every week.

“Mikey, in particular, has been excellent. In six or seven games, I think he has eight points and he is going to continue with us.

“His role is only going to get bigger and he is knocking on the door for a regular spot. It’s good to have that level of competition.”