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We deserved it - Paolo

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Paolo Di Canio felt his side were worthy winners as they secured a 3-2 victory over league leaders Rotherham.

The Millers had twice led through Alex Revell, who marked his debut with two headers either side of Matt Ritchie's leveller, but two goals from Alan Connell turned things around for the Robins to secure their first point since the opening day of the season. Rotherham's Danny Schofield and Swindon's Alberto Comazzi saw red for second yellows.

"It's a beautiful day for the lads because they deserved to win. I told my team that Rotherham are up there (at the top) because they play good football, they are athletes and in good physical condition," he said.

"Now we are united, we know we have a group who will play well together until the end of the season and we are very close together.

"The team have done nothing yet. This was a small step but we need another two, three, four or five wins.

"If we can win a few more games maybe we can play with more confidence."

Andy Scott launched a scathing attack on Di Canio's side after seeing the Millers lose their unbeaten record.

"How the fans and directors of Swindon enjoy watching that I don't know," he said. "The players are rolling about in front of the dug-out and are off the bench influencing things.

"For a member of their staff to throw the ball away then it's farcical and the way Paolo Di Canio has played football you'd expect his side to come and play nice football."

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