PAOLO Di Canio would not swap Paul Benson for any other striker in League Two after he scored the only goal of the game to hand Swindon their second successive victory and extend their lead at the top of League Two.

The 32-year-old struck in the 35th minute, five minutes after Wes Foderingham had kept out Darryl Duffy’s spot kick, to secure the three points that moved Swindon nine points clear of Cheltenham and eight clear of second place.

Benson has been a revelation since joining the club back in January and looks on course to finish as the club’s top scorer, having already bagged nine goals.

“Benson was not the same Benson that he was four weeks ago but a Benson at 70 per cent is better than the top strikers in this league,” said Di Canio.

“He was tired but I didn’t want to take him off because he was an important presence up front.

“He was crucial in the win and now I want to push on and wrap up promotion as soon as we can.

“There are nine points between ourselves and third place but we must maintain our concentration and attention. We must firstly guarantee promotion and then finish top.”