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©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Lee Hodson with Estonia's Martin Vunk during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Lee Hodson with Estonia's Martin Vunk during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington after Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington after Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v Estonia Estonia's Konstantin Vassiljev scores a penalty during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v Estonia Estonia's Konstantin Vassiljev scores a penalty during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

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©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Grant McCann and Estonias  Andrei Stepanovin action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Grant McCann and Estonias Andrei Stepanovin action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Chris Baird with Estonia's Dmitri Kruglov during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Chris Baird with Estonia's Dmitri Kruglov during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's David Healy is dejected after being defeated by Estonia in Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's David Healy is dejected after being defeated by Estonia in Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

Northern Ireland Manger Nigel Worthington during the Euro 2012 Group C Qualifying match at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 7, 2011. See PA Story: SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland Manger Nigel Worthington during the Euro 2012 Group C Qualifying match at Windsor Park, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 7, 2011. See PA Story: SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Paul Faith

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastEstonias Konstantin Vassiljev celebrates his second goal at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastEstonias Konstantin Vassiljev celebrates his second goal at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner  2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.  Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland fans pictured during the match.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland fans pictured during the match.

Jonathan Porter

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner  2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.  Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland fans pictured during the match.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland fans pictured during the match.

Jonathan Porter

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner  2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.  Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland fans pictured during the match.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland fans pictured during the match.

Jonathan Porter

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner  2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.  Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland's Steven Davis(right) celebrates with teammate Pat McCourt after he scores to make it 1-0.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 7th Octobner 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Euro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland's Steven Davis(right) celebrates with teammate Pat McCourt after he scores to make it 1-0.

Jonathan Porter

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th  October  2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's ÊChris Brunt   and Estonia's  Ragnar Klavan     during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's ÊChris Brunt and Estonia's Ragnar Klavan during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th  October  2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's ÊCorry Evans   and Estonia's Andrei Stepanov     during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's ÊCorry Evans and Estonia's Andrei Stepanov during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th  October  2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's  Steven Davis    and Estonia's Alexsandr Dmitrijev     during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's Steven Davis and Estonia's Alexsandr Dmitrijev during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

Brian Little

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th  October  2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's Pat McCourt   and Estonia's  Ragnar Klavan    during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011Mandatory Credit-Picture by Brian Little/Presseye.comEuro 2012 Qualifying matchNorthern Ireland's Pat McCourt and Estonia's Ragnar Klavan during Friday night's Euro 2012 Qualfying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.

Brian Little

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Gareth McAuley gets a yellow card at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Gareth McAuley gets a yellow card at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Cory Evans and Estonias Sergei Pareiko in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Cory Evans and Estonias Sergei Pareiko in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's David Healy is dejected after being defeated by Estonia in Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's David Healy is dejected after being defeated by Estonia in Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington after Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington after Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Kyle Lafferty and Estonias Raio Piiroja in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Kyle Lafferty and Estonias Raio Piiroja in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Gareth McAuley is dejected after being defeated by Estonia in Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Gareth McAuley is dejected after being defeated by Estonia in Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Craig Cathcart during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Craig Cathcart during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Grant McCann and Estonias leksander Dmitrijev in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Grant McCann and Estonias leksander Dmitrijev in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastEstonias Konstantin Vassiljev celebrates his second goal at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastEstonias Konstantin Vassiljev celebrates his second goal at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastEstonias Konstantin Vassiljev celebrates his second goal at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastEstonias Konstantin Vassiljev celebrates his second goal at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Corry Evans with Estonia's Andrei Stepanov during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Corry Evans with Estonia's Andrei Stepanov during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Kyle Lafferty and Estonias Aleksander Dmitrijev in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Kyle Lafferty and Estonias Aleksander Dmitrijev in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Craig Cathcart during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 07th October 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeEuro 2012 qualifier - Northern Ireland v EstoniaNorthern Ireland's Craig Cathcart during Friday nights Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia at Windsor Park.

©William Cherry/Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Grant McCann and Estonias leksander Dmitrijev in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland-7th October 2011 Credit - Picture by Russell Pritchard/Presseye.comEuro 2012 qualifying Group C - Northern Ireland v Estonia at Windsor Park, BelfastN.Irelands Grant McCann and Estonias leksander Dmitrijev in action at Friday nights Euro 2012 Qualifier match at Windsor Park.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

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Josh Carson of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland midfielder Josh Carson believes his team-mates can fight back after their defeat to Germany when they take on Belarus at the Oval tonight (8pm).

Steve Beaglehole's side are currently bottom of Group 7 as Belarus and Montenegro played out a scoreless draw at Stangmore Park on Thursday.

Liverpool's Ryan McLaughlin will be a welcome return to the squad after he missed the Germany fixture in Coleraine through suspension.

One of the few positives that can be taken from the heavy Germany defeat was Carson's stand outstanding performance in midfield.

The Ipswich Town midfielder created a host of opportunities for Northern Ireland and showed plenty of promise as he captained the side against talented opponents.

"I was very disappointed with the result," admitted Carson.

"We done alright in the first half and it was a bit quiet in the second half but some of the lads found it tough and hard going. I think the players got through it alright."

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The defeat left many wondering where it all went wrong after such a commanding performance in the first half.

"As soon as we went 1-0 down the heads dropped but we just need to keep battling on and do what we did in the first half," added Carson. "I just think some of the lads need to get the heads down and keep working hard, me included."

Carson has his sights set on grabbing all three points in tonight's game and is hopeful the team will qualify for next summer's European Championships.

"We are going to have to start the way we started against Germany, hopefully with us taking the advantage," he added.

"Belarus isn't the greatest country, everyone knows that but we just need to go out and our mindset has to be the same as it was against Germany in the first half and hopefully we will get the result."

Montenegro and Germany meet at Mourneview Park (kick-off 3pm).


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