After Tuesday fantastic performance in the Capital One Cup away at Stoke on which the Robins won 4-3 after AET, it was back to the bread and butter of the league away at Preston in the league. But the performance of Swindon casted an eye of Manager Paolo Di Canio who in his post match interview ripped into his players mainly keeper Wes Foderingham who substituted after twenty one minutes after a poor opening of the first half.
Preston raced into a 2-0 goal lead just ten minutes into the game. The first game from a goalkeeping mistake from Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham where his clearance was charged down and the ball fell to Akpo Sodje who drilled low into the bottom corner. Nicky Wroe made it 2-0 when he got on the end of a Scott Laird cross to tap home from inside the six yard box. Twenty one minutes into the game Paolo Di Canio made a surprise substitution when he brought on young keeper Leigh Bedwell on for Wes Foderingham. Foderingham was clearly unhappy and stormed down the touchline and let out his frustrations when kicking a powerade bottle. It was 3-0 to the home side right on half time when Stuart Bevon who was making his debut for the club tapped home from close range.
Raffaele De Vita pulled one back for the away side thirteen minutes into the second half, Alan Navarro played the ball out to the left and the winger cut in and hit a low angle drive into the far corner. The game was put to bed with twenty two minutes remaining when a Scott Laird corner was poorly cleared by the Swindon defence and the ball fell to John Welsh who hit from distance through a body of players into the bottom corner.
After the game local Wiltshire radio had to wait for Paolo Di Canio for around thirty five minutes before he gave his post match interview. The Italian was not happy. He criticised his players mainly goalkeeper Wesley Foderingham for his performance, he went on a five to six minute tirade on the professionalism and the behaviour of the young keeper. Paolo Di Canio also wanted Wes Foderingham to apologise to the fans, if he didn’t he would be out of the squad
On Monday afternoon it was broken that Wes Foderingham did in fact apologise to Paolo Di Canio and the two have made up. Foderingham saying it was the heat of the moment that got to him.
Up next for Swindon is a JPT away trip down the A420 to local rivals Oxford United where revenge is on the cards.