AARON Nell is expecting a battle of two ‘desperate teams’ when Swindon Wildcats take on Guildford Flames tonight.
Cats endured a nightmare weekend a week ago, with a 7-2 home loss to Peterborough and a 3-0 defeat at Telford, while Flames fared little better as they were humbled 7-1 at Telford before a narrow 4-3 win over lower-division Chelmsford the following night.
For that reason, British forward Nell is expecting both sides to be looking to make amends.
“It always seems to happen to us, when we play Guildford, that they have a tough weekend the week before,” he told Link Sport.
“They lost 7-1 to Telford on Saturday and I’m sure they will want to put that right. We had a tough weekend too so there will be two very desperate teams, for different reasons, wanting to get back to winning ways.
“They’ll come out hard, we know that, but we have confidence in ourselves that when we play to our best we can be a match for anyone, especially at home.
“We have to come out flying and have a good start and, if we can do, we have to be very confident.”
While Nell and his teammates will be looking to put on a home show against the Flames, the forward believes Sunday’s trip to Bracknell may even be more important, given there are cup points to be had.
“We want a great game at home but Bracknell is probably the bigger game of the weekend,” he said.
“They beat Basingstoke last week which has left a bit of an opening in the cup, so if we win this game that’s a massive leg up for us.
“We’re thinking about Saturday first because we owe our fans a good display after last week, but Bracknell is maybe bigger.”