SWINDON Town boss Paolo Di Canio was disappointed with his side’s showing at Swindon Supermarine, admitting the Robins had ‘an off day’ against their non-league neighbours.
A 15th minute goal from Tommy Miller, a well worked free-kick, proved to be the difference between the sides on the night although had a plethora of second half chances been converted or not hit the woodwork – the scoreline would have been very different.
Di Canio offered his thoughts after the game at The Webb’s Wood Stadium. He said: “It wasn't a great game. We tried a few things but maybe the players switched off a little.
“I hope that this won’t happen in the league but I am sure this was a one off. They are good professionals and we have made good progress across pre-season, but it didn’t happen tonight.
“Some of the body language wasn't right and that's not from the players I know. This wasn't a good performance but this can happen in football. We played against non-league opposition and maybe the players relaxed too much.”
Town don’t have long until their next warm-up fixture as they head to The Raymond McEnhill Stadium on Friday evening.
Di Canio added: “There is not long to go until the season starts now and I am sure we will see a committed performance at Salisbury on Friday.
“I received more information about the team tonight and I have a clearer idea of what we may need to bring to the club, maybe one or two players will still join us before the season.”