RAFFAELE De Vita says that Town are still smarting from their derby defeat in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Town conceded the winner with just two minutes to go and the Italian reflected on a disappointing night for Swindon.
“I thought we played a little bit better but not enough to win the game,” he said. “It’s devastating not winning against a team that’s nowhere near as good as you but in the last three games they’ve managed to beat us. The two games last year I thought we totally dominated them.
“I didn’t think they had much to offer and just hoofed the ball forward and in the end they managed to win one nil. I just don’t know what to say all we can do is pick ourselves up and start winning in the league.”
“Even if it had gone to penalties we would have been disappointed because we thought did a bit to win the game. If there was a team that was going to win the game it would have been us. We were on top but we didn’t dominate the game, we weren’t our usual selves. I thought it was going to go to penalties but one long ball and we concede the goal it’s very disappointing.”
After two successive defeats, De Vita declared that home form will be key to getting back to winning ways.
"We don’t want to be the average team that plays well at home then goes away and struggles,” he said. “We need to win our home games but the big test will be when we go away again.”