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Sunday, 21 September 2014

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Carlisle should be worried of us, says Swindon boss Di Canio

Maverick Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has told Carlisle United they should be “worried” about facing his in-form team today.

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Goal glut: Paulo Di Canio’s Swindon have scored 10 goals in their last two games

The Italian manager says the Blues ought to be concerned by Swindon’s recent goal glut and their winning run.

And confident Di Canio has demanded that his team prey on any worries shown by the Blues at the County Ground today.

“I imagine that Carlisle, against us, away from home, after they’ve seen the last few results we’ve had, can be worried in my opinion,” he said.

“We have to confirm their worry by playing our football.

“It would be fantastic for them to get a result against the best side at this moment in the season away from home.”

United’s opponents head into this afternoon’s game after back-to-back 5-0 victories and Di Canio insists his players are brimming with confidence.

Swindon are aiming to further put their mark on the League One promotion race, while the Blues still need points to move further away from the danger zone and towards mid-table.

But Di Canio also claims that Carlisle will not need much motivating to perform this afternoon because of Swindon’s quality.

“They [Carlisle] lost their last game and we are coming from a very good run,” he said.

“I don’t want to say worried because worried is a very hard word, but they will think they have to go here and do well because they can lose and lose very badly, because we are a good team.

“I don’t know them. Sometimes when I play in a place when there is a team who are on a good run I am not worried and I tell my players ‘listen, be careful because this is a team that can damage us if we are not focused’.

“When you’re a footballer you think you can do a good job even against Barcelona. You think you can play more with your instinct. Any individuals can think they are better than their opponents and deserve more.”

Robins striker Chris Martin and midfielder Danny Hollands will play the last games of their loan spells from Norwich and Charlton respectively.

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