Swindon Town welcome Colchester United to the County Ground in League One action.
“When I started it was obvious that, even if I played in this league with 12-year-old kids, I want to stay at the top.
“But we have to be realistic – to build a team, six players, another five two or three weeks ago – is not easy.
“It`s not easy to change and then rotate the players after a fantastic game in the cup. It`s not easy.”
Town boss Paolo Di Canio
Swindon Town Team News:
Swindon Town are flying high and currently sit fourth in League One. Town have lost only one game this season at home to Leyton Orient. Simon Ferry could face a late fitness test after injuring his hamstring against Shrewsbury.
Player to watch: Nathan Thompson
Thompson could be set for a re-call following being rested on the weekend against The Shrews.
Colchester United Team News:
Colchester United currently sit 20th in League One following the sacking of John Ward. Colchester had an impressive 3-1 over Hartlepool in Joe Dunne’s debut as full time U’s boss.
Player to watch: Michael Rose
Rose was part of the Swindon team that was relegated at 2 seasons ago. He was a pretty rubbish player who has seen limited action for Colchester but was recently re-called to the starting XI.
Match Facts & Stats
Swindon Town have a lifetime record of 28-15-27 against Colchester in all competitions. The last time the two teams met was in a cup match where Town lost 1-0. In the last league meeting Town lost 2-1 thanks to goals from Steven Gillespie and Dave Mooney. Scott Cuthbert scored for Town.
We predict Swindon Town will continue their fine form with a 3-1 win over our visitors.
Town travel up North on Saturday to take on Bury. Kick off is at 3pm.