FABRIZIO Piccareta was quick to dedicate last night’s dramatic 3-1 victory at Tranmere, which took Town top of League One, to former manager Paolo Di Canio.

Piccareta was in charge of the game after Di Canio quit the club on Monday evening, and winger Gary Roberts fired in a shot from inside his own half deep in stoppage time to move Swindon to the top of the pile.

Along with Piccareta the whole of Di Canio’s backroom staff will resign from their positions at the County Ground this morning, but speaking after last night’s game, the former assistant was full of praise for his boss before he left.

“I want to highlight that this achievement is Paolo Di Canio’s, the people must know until five in the afternoon yesterday we were together preparing this game in the best professional way. He talked to us and I want to stress this point,” he said.

“He looked after the team and the players until yesterday, and the win and the way they performed was Paolo Di Canio’s work.

“Now we leave the team top of League One, and it is the product of what Paolo Di Canio and the team and the technical staff have done in the last two years.

“I spoke to Paolo because he rung to congratulate us and the players, and he is happy what his team achieved.

“From tomorrow I don’t know what is going on at Swindon Town Football Club, but this was a very important moment to say thanks to the fans. They are amazing.

“Also too our players who are highly professional, and this is a victory and achievement of Paolo Di Canio his staff and his players. This is what I want to tell and stress.”