Ireland Under-21 manager Noel King will give some of his younger players a chance to impress against Italy on Monday as he looks to end the country's failed qualification campaign on a high.
Last week's 2-1 defeat in Hungary means the Irish go into their final European Championship qualifier five points off second-place Turkey and therefore with no chance of making next year's finals in Israel.
Samir Carruthers, Derrick Williams and Watford striker Connor Smith - who are all 19-years-old - are three of the players who will be looking to impress King on Monday.
"There's nothing we can do about qualifying now," King said.
"I would have liked to take it to the last game but that's not to be and it's up to us to take what we can out of the last game.
"We have a lot players born in 1992 or 1993 involved who will be eligible for the next campaign but we have to be careful how we use them because the Italians are a very good team.
"We don't want to just throw everybody at them so we have to think about how best to use them and see where we go from there.
"It's not just a dress rehearsal for the next campaign. We also have to try and win the game. Any time you play Italy an away point is a super point but if you can get three then it's even better obviously."