Wildcats chief Aldridge considers changes
RYAN Aldridge has revealed he is beginning to lose patience with some of his Wildcats players and admits that changes are on his mind.
Swindon lost 6-4 to Milton Keynes on both nights of last weekend and the head coach was unhappy with a selection of the individual performances he saw.
And Aldridge says he is not afraid to wield the axe as he looks to get Swindon’s campaign back on an upward curve.
“I was very disappointed, we were 4-3 up in the third period and unfortunately some people weren’t good enough, and it seems to be the same guys night in, night out,” he said.
“There were three or four players (who were below-par). We have to improve and find a way.
“I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t considering changes. Guys are making the same mistakes night in, night out and it’s getting kind of tiring that we give up - we gave up in the middle period (on Saturday) and we gave up on certain things in the third period (on Sunday).”
Captain Shane Moore was also disappointed to be beaten on back-to-back nights by the Lightning, but pointed out that Swindon’s start to the season had been largely positive.
The 26-year-old defenceman was adamant that the Wildcats will be fully-prepared to bounce back when they step out on the ice at Peterborough tomorrow.
“We’ll be ready and raring to go at the weekend,” said Moore.
“We’ve still had a good start to the season overall and I don’t think we’re in a bad position by any means.
“I just think we need to tweak a few little things and we’re stronger with Ryan Watt in the line-up and we can start moving forward again.
“We’re right up in the mix and I expect that’s where we’ll be at the end of the season.
“It will be a tough ask to get first or second place but I think we should definitely be up there in the top five fighting for the league.”
Meanwhile, former Wildcats defenceman Tomas Fojtik has been released by Slough.
Fojtik was Swindon’s defenceman of the year last campaign, but Aldridge elected not to bring him back to the Link Centre.
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