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Di Canio still keen on Turner
SWINDON manager Paolo Di Canio is still keen on bringing goalkeeper Iain Turner to the club on a permanent deal, despite the fact he is set to play for Bristol Rovers today.
Rovers boss Mark McGhee was at Salisbury last night to see trialist Turner play 35 minutes for Town in their 3-0 pre-season victory, and will name the keeper in his side to play rivals Bristol City.
The Scot made a number of good saves as he made a good impression on his debut for the Robins, and Di Canio is still keen to bring him to the County Ground to challenge number one Wes Foderingham.
“He had one save and one block which was comfortable, and he played the ball the way we want, and it is obvious to me he knows to play from the back,” Di Canio said.
“Tomorrow he will play for Bristol Rovers against Bristol City, and we give him this opportunity to check in a real game where we will have the video.
“He has experience and he is one we would have, but I told him we would like to wait a few more days.
“Tomorrow he has a game with pressure because there would be eight or nine thousand people, and in this moment we will see him under pressure.”
Di Canio revealed earlier in the week he is keen to bring in a new striker before the start of the season, but is no closer to adding to his squad.
“On Thursday I had a good chat with the people who should bring the player in, but yesterday I did not receive a phone call back, so I will have to see why.”
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