Swindon Town's Raffaele De Vita eyes FA Cup shock

Raffaele De Vita
De Vita has played 31 times for Swindon since his 2011 arrival

Swindon forward Raffaele De Vita is confident the Robins can beat Leicester City in the FA Cup fourth round.

The 23-year-old Italian, who arrived at the County Ground last summer, played in the Robins' shock 2-1 third round win against Wigan.

And he told BBC Wiltshire: "We'll think we're underdogs but we fancy our chances against everyone.

"If you can cause a shock against Wigan then you fancy everyone in the Championship," he added.

"But it's a different match, it's away from home and against a team that are coming from a great win.

"It will depend on how they play, if they're good at keeping possession we might have to wait for a bit. When we get the chance we'll do our stuff."

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De Vita expects patient Swindon display

The Rome-born player, who has notched six goals since his arrival at Paolo di Canio's side, also admitted that the FA Cup was not the club's top priority.

"We've got a great chance to get to the final in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy [by beating Barnet in the southern area final second leg], but the league is the priority, so the FA Cup would probably come third.

"But at the same time when you prepare for that game it's the most important of the season even though we might be concentrating more on the league."

The former Livingston player also praised the support of Swindon fans, saying: "When I tell my friends back home they don't believe it. In Italy, you have maybe 50 fans travelling for a League Two club so it's fantastic."

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