Filed: Friday, 4th November 2011
By: Staff Writer
Cristian Montano could be on his way back to West Ham after falling foul of Paolo Di Canio.
Montano, currently on loan at Swindon has been told by Town manager Di Canio that he will not be considered for this weekend's match with Port Vale due to a lack of application in training.
And with the young Columbian's loan spell set to expire next weekend, it looks almost certain that Montano - who celebrates his 20th birthday next month - will be returning to West Ham.
Speaking to BBC Wiltshire, Di Canio said: "I don't know if he feels part of Swindon Town. He didn't prove this to me in the past week.
"Since the first day I saw quality and I was very happy. I said this is the player that I want because I want quality. But I want to be sure about many other things. [Other players] showed me straight away that after one week that they wanted to stay.
"By example, in training sessions, every moment they are asking me something - it's even in their body language. His [Montano's] body language proved to me that he didn't want to stay. So I don't know.
"I have to tell you now that Saturday I won't play him - this is for sure, " added the former Hammers striker. "But you never know; if he came to me and said 'this is my way to train I want to stay' then maybe I can understand. I'm happy he was here and in 10 days time it will be a decision we will make."
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Meanwhile Montano has responded to the furore by posting the following message on Twitter. "People have tried put me down b4, but I'm still standing...#stayingpositive .. Hope y'all have a good day!! Never let any1 put u down."
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by Tony Pezzolesi
03:56PM 4th Nov 2011
''Get him back to us. Get him in the squad as cover for Matt Taylor.''