ALUN Rossiter insisted everyone at the club still has their feet firmly on the ground despite seeing their place in the Elite League play-offs secured last night.
Two big defeats for Eastbourne at Coventry ended the Eagles’ play-off challenge and confirmed the Bees and Robins in the post season.
Given their superb run of form and the absence of Niels-Kristian Iversen and Darcy Ward for King’s Lynn and Poole, the bookies now have Swindon as favourites to go on and win the league, but Rossiter is determined to keep cool as the club wait to discover who they will face in the semi-final.
“You always have belief in a team when you put them together at the start of the season, we’ve made one change in the top five (Dakota North in for Nicolai Klindt) and it’s worked for us which has paid off in the end,” he told Link Sport.
“It’s great to be in the play-offs and it’s a great achievement but we can’t be blasé and we can’t be cocky because that can come back and bite you, I’ve seen it happen before.
“We have to wait and see and find out what cards we’re dealt. It’s a bit like Coventry in 2010 coming in to it.
“Sometimes it’s better to not know what you’re doing, who you’ve got or where you have to go. When you’re top there’s too many options and too much to think about.”
Confirmation of a place in the play-offs also means the club can begin planning for at least one extra home meeting.
“We can start planning now and can get it publicised and hopefully get a lot of people up at the Abbey and also bring in some much-needed sponsorship,” Rossiter said.
The play-offs begin on Monday, September 29 and the team who finishes top of the regular season table will have choice of opponents in the semi-finals.