PAOLO Di Canio is curious to see how his team performs against Crystal Palace this evening as they play their final match before the season kicks off next Tuesday.
Speaking to the media yesterday afternoon, the manager says that tonight’s friendly will be a good yardstick against which he can measure the progress made since preparations for the new campaign began over a month ago.
He said: “Every friendly game is an opportunity to see the improvement in the way we want to play especially for the new players I brought in. It’s obvious also that every game is different and this is the most important one because it’s the last one before the season starts especially because we play at The County Ground in front of our fans.
“It’s a good opportunity to show what position we are at in terms of quality and discipline and I’m curious to see my players tomorrow.
“I didn’t enjoy Supermarine but it’s important to realise together and straight away that it was very bad. We saw the best in the first half against Salisbury. I’m sure that there won’t be any doubt that my players will play differently," he added.
“I’m sure that we will perform well because it’s a friendly playing in front of new fans for the new players. Also for players who have been here to play next to the new players against Palace who are a league above. I’m sure we will perform well and do our best.”