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SWINDON TOWN: Di Canio will consider more loan signings
PAOLO Di Canio is looking at the possibility of further loan signings to keep his current squad on their toes.
The Italian enjoyed a busy end to the summer transfer window as he brought in four players in the final two days before the deadline, but he is still keen on providing greater competition for a number of players within his ranks.
The emergency loan window opened for Football League clubs on September 8, and Di Canio is continuing his search for players as he looks to plot a return to winning ways after a run of four games without a win.
“I am open, even if we said last time the players we brought in were enough for me,” he said.
“Why not one or two emergency loans if I really think that these players are the players that can help us in some way?
“Maybe not the top players because they are difficult to find now, but maybe a player that gives me another option and gives a challenge for some players. Why not?
“There is someone that I looked at already.”
As well as looking at the possibility of bringing new players into his squad, the Italian would also be willing to allow a number of players already at the club to make temporary moves away from the County Ground in a bid to gain first-team football.
“It can be possible that one or two move for regular football if they have the chance, and show me they can come back with some more confidence. Under me I know it is tough, and it might be better to release the stiffness because not everybody can handle the situation, so maybe one month or two months.
“They can get more confidence and maybe see where we are in one month or two month’s time.”
But while Di Canio would be willing to loan some of his players out, he revealed not one of his current squad have asked for a spell away from the club.
“It is strange because Di Canio is tough, Di Canio is too mad, Di Canio is a dictator and don’t let the player speak. Di Canio treats them as a slave but nobody wants to leave,” he said.
“Swindon is the best club in League One, and they know that under me they can improve straight away and for the future.
“I will tell someone that if they want to go and play and come back more strong and more confident, and in some way they need to elaborate and go and play without me every day.
“Then when they come back they will know what is going on and feel more ready for this level under Paolo Di Canio.”
Meanwhile, Town fans who travelled to the club’s game at Carlisle have been offered free coach travel to an away match later in the season to compensate them after many arrived late at Brunton Park due to traffic problems on the M6.
The game will be selected by the club at a later date, and fans are asked to retain their ticket stubs to claim their free travel.
Finally, Town are expected to learn how much they will have to pay Shrewsbury for striker James Collins when a tribunal makes a decision on the final fee later this week.