Ireland one win away from sealing spot at Euro 2020 as Connolly set for first start

Ireland one win away from sealing spot at Euro 2020 as Connolly set for first start

The Republic of Ireland can seal their place at Euro 2020 with a win tonight.

Mick McCarthy's side head into this evening's away match in Switzerland still unbeaten in Group D.

Ireland sit top the table - and are level on points with second placed Denmark.

McCarthy is expecting a tough, tight, game tonight.

“I sincerely hope with 20 minutes to go, that is the case.

“If you consider the way the results went, our point against Georgia looks like a good point, strangely enough.

“It’s put us in this position that if we win tomorrow night – and it’s a big if – we qualify and if we don’t, we have Denmark (at home next month). I sincerely hope with 20 minutes to go that it’s 0-0 or 1-1.”

Enda Stevens is set to be return at left-back with Matt Doherty expected to drop to the bench.

Teenage striker Aaron Connolly could be handed a start up front, having won his first cap in last weekend's draw at Georgia.

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