Di Canio wants to fine Swindon players for defeat

Swindon Town boss Paolo di Canio wants to fine his players for defeat to Macclesfield Town.

West Ham United legend Di Canio, furious at the way his team were defeated by second-half goals from Tony Diagne and Swindon substitute Louis Thompson, who put into his own net, will also have his squad in for Sunday morning training — starting at 7.30am.

Di Canio could hardly believe it was the same set of players who, four days before, had only just lost to Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup.

Di Canio said: "I would like to fine my players, but it may not be possible because they have too much protection.

"When I tell players they are average they get angry, but that was the case here. Now the club has to say sorry to everybody because they have damaged themselves.

"For three days after Villa I was happy. Now I am angry. On Sunday at 7.30am we will be training at Liddington and Di Canio will be the first to arrive.

"I know how to manage my players. Sometimes they think they are Barcelona players, but they are not."

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