PAOLO Di Canio believes he will get a good indication of exactly what Swindon Town can achieve this season from the way they deal with a run of four away matches in 11 days in the coming weeks.
The Robins’ clash with Shrewsbury on Saturday is their last home fixture until February 9, as Town make the trips to Tranmere, Leyton Orient, Crawley and Colchester in pursuit of the points needed to maintain their League One promotion bid.
It may be a daunting prospect, but Di Canio is confident the atmosphere in the Swindon dressing room is positive enough, after the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, to ensure his squad delivers on each occasion.
“It’s obvious that four in a row, every three days, is something we will go through and test ourselves,” he said.
“Today was crucial and now every week I am happy to say to my players ‘it’s a key game’ but the period when we have from now through the next five games will give us the real picture of what we can do for the rest of the season.
“Five games in 15 days – four in a row away from – is a tough test.
“Two are in the night which is a good record for us and one is a game that we have to play when not many others are playing, so that could give us a bonus.
“It will be interesting to see how we can work because we will be up and down, traveling every two days.
“I’m sure there is such enthusiasm with these guys that if we have a chance to win Saturday we will go with turbo and with desire. I’m sure that we can get very good results, even if we have four games in a row away from home.”