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Di Canio Sets His Sights

21 August 2012

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TOWN manager Paolo Di Canio is looking for his side to make the most of home advantage as League One football returns to The County Ground for the first time in the 2012/13 season.


After a 0-0 opening day draw at Hartlepool United, Di Canio is keen to see his side build on last week’s 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion with another positive home showing.


He told STFC Player: “Last season we faced Crawley home and away in the league but tonight we will face a different looking team with a new manager. 


“They will present us with a different sort of test to the one we faced last season. They have made a good start to the new season with a win on penalties against Millwall in the Capital One Cup and then a 3-0 victory over Scunthorpe United at the weekend. However, this is a game at The County Ground and it is harder for teams when they come here and we are all looking forward to it.”


Di Canio insists he will take the positives from the draw at Victoria Park as his side look to build on their last two games of defensive solidity. “We arrive at tonight’s game after a 0-0 draw at Hartlepool United on Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t disappointed with the performance, but after such a magnificent game against Brighton, it was difficult to go to Hartlepool with full batteries. I was happy to confirm our solidity at Hartlepool because we kept a clean sheet and created chances ourselves so we will not complain. 


“Over the last two games we have conceded no goals and scored three and that’s a good record.”

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