Artur Boruc is claiming he will exorcise the ghost of Windsor Park tonight and his manager is backing him to do just that.
The Celtic goalkeeper will be the first name on boss Leo Beenhakker’s teamsheet as Poland bid to wreck Northern Ireland’s World Cup dream in Chorzow.
Boruc endured a terrible night at the south Belfast venue in March when his howlers led to a 3-2 win for Nigel Worthington’s side.
Now the Parkhead favourite is intent on producing a world class display at the Slaski Stadium.
The 29-year-old said: “I'll do everything I possibly can to ensure they don't score. But it would be stupid to think too much about the last game. It was the worst I've played.”
Boruc, who was axed by Beenhakker after his Windsor nightmare, will come face to face with Spanish referee Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez once more after FIFA named him as the man in charge tonight.
Gonzalez infuriated the goalkeeper when he adjudged he had brought down Eduardo in Celtic's clash with Arsenal in the Champions League qualifier last week.
Beenhakker has backed Boruc to make up for his Windsor Park shocker and he has warned his players that failure is not an option in the game in Chorzow tonight.