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Leon Clarke: Swindon & Di Canio forgotten about.

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Paolo Di Canio and Leon Clarke have an infamous bust-up on the pitch following Swindon Town’s League Cup defeat to Southampton in 2011

Leon Clarke has admitted that his very public bust up with Paolo Di Canio whilst at Swindon Town is firmly behind him.

Following a League Cup defeat to Southampton in 2011, Di Canio and Clarke had a spat on the touchline, with Clarke then being loaned to Chesterfield, Charlton and Crawley with Di Canio vowing never to play the striker again.

Di Canio later described Clarke as “unprofessional and lazy.”

Speaking to The Sun, the striker has admitted the confrontation is firmly behind him.

“What happened at Swindon is completely forgotten about. When I left it kick started my career and I feel I’ve gone from strength to strength.

“Some people would have thought ‘He’s a bad egg’ but I feel like I have matured. Some managers have trusted me and hopefully, I have repaid their faith.”

Di Canio was recently sacked by Premier League side Sunderland with reports suggesting a number of players complained to the club’s hierarchy about the Italian’s management style.

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