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SWINDON TOWN: Di Canio is wary of Bury's false position
6:00am Friday 5th October 2012 in Sport
PAOLO Di Canio is wary that Bury could be occupying a false position in the League One table as he prepares his Swindon Town side for their trip to Gigg Lane this weekend.
The Shakers have yet to win in the league this season but sparked into life with a 2-2 draw at Stevenage last week under the guidance of new manager Kevin Blackwell.
The circumstances resemble those that preceded Swindon’s clash with Colchester on Tuesday, with the U’s having only just appointed boss Joe Dunne.
On that occasion Town crumbled against a team who showed renewed enthusiasm, and Di Canio expects Bury to exhibit a similar attitude tomorrow.
“At the beginning of the season it is common to see many managers go out from their job. Sometimes it can have a positive effect on a team,” he said. “We saw the enthusiasm Colchester brought to the County Ground, especially the manager and the new players.
“It’s another game that we can’t be surprised. They will give their best because they are at the bottom, they haven’t won one game at home yet so they will do everything.
“If we go there without determination and desire it will be very tough. It will be tough even if we play 100 per cent because it’s 11 versus 11 and everything can happen.
“If we have 17 points and they have four points there is a reason at the moment, but we are at the beginning of the season and until 16 or 18 games in the league we don’t see the real potential of any side because many sides change a lot, many clubs change managers.
“If we go there and do not focus on the game it will be difficult and living with regret is for stupid people in my opinion, so we will see if the players are ready to fight for something we lost in the week.
Di Canio was impressed by Bury’s performance in their draw with high-flying Stevenage.
“They scored twice, two goals, away from home - that is not stupid,” he said.
“It means straight away that there was a reaction. They scored twice in a very tough place so it proved that for them it was a new start. They are a different team at the moment.
“We are going to analyse what quality they have, and they do have quality. It’s not League Two, in League One every side has two or three players with very good quality and good knowledge and experience.
“In one game they can decide the outcome of the game even against the best side in this league.
“For sure we will find a different team to two weeks ago. It will be very tough.”
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