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O'Neill could shuffle pack for Serbians

 

By Daniel McDonnell

MARTIN O'Neill has indicated that he will freshen up his side for tomor­row's World Cup qualifier with Serbia, which has acquired the status of a must-win game after developments on Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland's draw with Georgia, along with Wales coming back into contention with a victory over Austria, has put pressure on the hosts for the crunch Group D encounter at the Aviva Stadium.

With Wales taking on the group's weakest side Moldova tomorrow, the reality is that the Republic will drop to third unless they take full points from the visit of the leaders.

"We still remain unbeaten at this minute, but what it does mean is that it puts pressure on us to go and try to win this game," said O'Neill.

"If we are going to come through (automatically), we are going to have to win it.

"I've got one or two players champing at the bit and that's encouraging."

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