Paolo di Canio's knowledge aided goal - Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie
Ritchie joined Swindon on a permanent deal in January after a successful loan

Swindon's Matt Ritchie says manager Paolo di Canio's "brilliant" knowledge of the opposition helped him score in their 4-0 win over Barnet.

The 22-year-old midfielder bagged a brace in Saturday's victory and told BBC Wiltshire: "He knows everything about everyone - it's brilliant.

"Their keeper had a knock during the week and the manager said before hand that his left side was weak.

"I saw a little gap and squeezed it into the corner."

He added: "Obviously little things like that pay off. The manager and the coaching staff study every player we are going to play against and the information they give us is brilliant."

Swindon 4-0 Barnet

Ritchie, who was voted the club's player of the year last season, has now notched five goals this season to take his Swindon total to 13 goals.

The former Portsmouth winger went on to reveal he has now set his own personal goal landmark as well as targetting promotion to League One with the Robins.

"Hopefully I can get to 15 goals, but it's not about me it's about the team.

"I want to get promoted with Swindon, that's the main thing.

"In the early part of the season the boys were still gelling a bit but now we look good and we look like we are comfortable playing with each other.

"We've got a good squad and that's what you need to win the league. Hopefully we can kick-on and that win will kick-start our season."

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