SWINDON Town’s players prepared for the trip to Leyton Orient with a behind closed doors training match at The County Ground on Saturday.
The away game at Tranmere Rovers was postponed on Friday, with manager Paolo Di Canio moving quickly to organise a training game at SN1.
Speaking at Monday’s pre-match press call, the manager explained the importance or retaining a competitive edge.
“On Saturday we had a training game at The County Ground in the afternoon. We didn't want the players to switch off and start thinking about other things. There was no day off and the players trained hard, but in a match situation.
“It was a competitive session and it was a good way to prepare for Tuesday at Leyton Orient. With many games being postponed it would be easy for the players to switch off or relax, but that is not our way.
“On Tuesday we need a quick start at Leyton Orient and I didn’t want to risk the players not playing with energy.
“We are very close to the top and we are playing a side that can extend their own good run. My players have done a fantastic job until today but teams will try and damage us.”
Swindon supporters are reminded tickets are available on the night at Orient, although there is a small price increase on the day.