Swindon make the trip to Shrewsbury Town as they return to League One action on Saturday afternoon.
Manager Paolo Di Canio hopes that his side can improve on their post-cup performances at Greenhous Meadow. So far this campaign, Town have not performed to the managers’ standards after a Capital One Cup game.
He said: “I hope that we can change because we have fallen down twice and I can’t imagine a third time that we fall down. The problem is not the professionalism the problem is that it’s normal for many players who play in the cup and do something good like we did last Tuesday, to adjust because for two days you wait for the draw then for another day you talk about the draw.
“It didn’t happen this week because they trained very well, the intensity was high but you never know. I hope that we are going to change because it’s important I see a difference between Hartlepool and Preston otherwise it means that we didn’t improve.”
The manager also warned his players that the Shrews would be another stern test away from home.
He continued: “It’s no coincidence they finished second (last year) because their organisation and quality were clear. They didn’t change much in terms of shape. They’ve changed a few players but the shape and system are exactly the same. They have more physical presence and they can cause problems so we have to be careful.”
THE STORY SO FAR
After promotion alongside Swindon last season, Shrewsbury have settled into life in League One after a string of difficult fixtures. Despite defeat on the opening day at Sheffield United, Graham Turner’s men currently sit in mid-table in League One with two wins to their name. The Shrews beat Preston 1-0 at the end of August before demolishing Coventry City 4-1 two weeks ago.
LAST TIME OUT
Town’s last visit to Greenhous Meadow ended in defeat. Despite Matt Ritchie putting the visitors in front, two second half strike handed the Shrews all three points. Swindon last won at Shrewsbury in October 2006, when a late Aaron Brown goal sealed a 2-1 win.
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