AARON Nell was last night named captain of Swindon and will lead out his side for the first time at the Link Centre this evening.

The 22-year-old forward will begin his new role for the visit of Slough (7.45pm), with his assistants on the ice being 2011/12 skipper Joe Baird and Shane Moore.

Swindon head coach Ryan Aldridge said: “Aaron fits the bill and I think he deserves it. I know it won’t affect him or change him.

“He wants the team to do well and thinks very similar to me when we talk about hockey.

“He’s very mature for his age and is also the kind of guy who will confront me if something is wrong.”