Ireland Progress To World Cup Qualifier After Victory Over Wales

Alongside Maguire in the Ireland squad is PNE winger Daryl Horgan, with North End 'keeper Chris Maxwell in the Wales camp.

The winners in Cardiff will guarantee at least second in Group D, with a draw enough for Wales to end up in that position and, potentially, claim a play-off spot for Russian Federation 2018. We've missed him now for a number of games so we've had our absentees in the past ourselves and we've had to cope and Wales have had to cope without Gareth Bale before.

"The job was to get the three points [against Moldova] no matter what and now we are fully focused and hopefully there will be a big crowd from Ireland".

"There's a chance I can, there's a chance that I won't".

He said: "Right now all I can think about, picture in my mind, is the faces of the players in the dressing room and the disappointment".

James McClean scored the only goal of the game to secure Martin O'Neil's men a place in the play-off's, which will take place in November.

Wales had the chance to book their place in their first World Cup tournament since 1958 last night in Cardiff. When we get off to a decent start (in qualifying), the mindset changes a little bit in terms of points.

Wales have not lost at home in a competitive match since a 3-0 defeat by Serbia in September 2013, but O'Neill believes his side can pull off a result.

Brought into the Wales team in place of Sam Vokes, Hal Robson-Kanu went close early on with a header from a Joe Ledley corner, before Aaron Ramsey saw a crisp drive tipped over by Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

The holders no longer qualify automatically, but Germany has progressed as group winners with a 100 per cent winning record in Group C.

Coleman had pinned his country's hopes on Ramsey ahead of Monday night's game.

"I can't say right now about my future because I'm not thinking about it". Whatever game plan we have we will utilise it the best we can. "You need patience, but not too much, and after 90 minutes we have to find ourselves in front and we're capable of doing that".

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