"I just want to say something about my players," he told BBC Wiltshire.
"This is my players' victory. Not Paolo Di Canio's. If somebody was half as committed as my players were tonight, they could be a Champions League club."
The Robins moved to within two points of the League One promotion spots with victory against the U's.
But Di Canio, who has been linked with the
managerial vacancy at Nottingham Forest,
was only able to name a squad of 15 for the trip to Essex, emphasising his lack of options after a frustrating January transfer window.
Paolo Di Canio could only name four substitutes for Swindon's game at Colchester on Tuesday
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