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SWINDON TOWN: Di Canio slams loan duo
PAOLO Di Canio was upset by the performances of loan duo Danny Hollands and Chris Martin at Meadow Lane.
The pair came off the bench as second-half substitutes during the 1-0 defeat to Notts County but neither was able to make a contribution of any real note as Swindon Town failed to break down their hosts in the driving rain.
Comparing the duo’s displays to that of Chris Iwelumo, who arrived at Notts on loan on deadline day on Thursday and was impressive on his debut for the Magpies, Di Canio expressed how unhappy he was with Hollands and Martin.
“It’s obvious that now, when you bring in players like Chris Martin and Danny Hollands, I was clear with them today,” he said. “I know body language. I want to know if this is what they can give to me.
“When you bring in players you have to be lucky that they care about the cause straight away. They arrived 10 days ago and to be honest I was very, very unhappy today in the way they affected the game.
“It’s obvious I have to discover them, I have to know them.
“I said to them, just to be clear, now we have two weeks to play.
“Their player, who signed yesterday from Watford, won every challenge and fought for this cause straight away.
“Sometimes with this regime you can bring in players every month but you also have to be lucky that the players who join you have the quality that you saw.
“They’ve got the quality that I want but they have to put into the game straight away a different body language.”