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Di Canio - More Of The Same

23 August 2012

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TOWN boss Paolo Di Canio wants his team to replicate Tuesday night's performance when MK Dons visit The County Ground on Saturday afternoon.


Speaking to the media on Thursday, the manager warned his players that they will not have things all their own way at the weekend.


“It will be very tough if we don’t play like we did Tuesday,” he said. “If we play like we did Tuesday then it will be tough for them and not us. I’m sure that we can keep going, working hard, give our best.


“The fact that in the last three years they reach the play-offs gives you exactly what potential they’ve got. Every year they strengthen their squad, every year they know each other more and it is the same manager that gives to them a good shape and discipline.


 “It’s another side that like to play football and we enjoy facing sides that like to play football like us. Tough because they have experience obviously they miss some players but that doesn’t mean it will be easy because they have big numbers of players that can do a very good job for them.”


With the Town facing the toughest test of their league campaign so far, Di Canio declared that his side would be up to the task.  


He continued: “The lads learned the lesson straight away what happened with us at Hartlepool and at home. I’m sure we don’t have the risk that my players underestimate the challenge because MK Dons do very well in the last few years so it’s a test.


“It is obvious that there are a few moments in the season that are more crucial than the others. You play against a side that for the last three years finish in the top six: if you beat them that can give you an extra lift, can give you another three points. The fact that we are unbeaten at home at the moment that can give you an extra lift, extra energy and belief.”

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