Mick McCarthy has named his Ireland team for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia, and it's largely what was expected.
In all McCarthy has made three changes from the team which drew 1-1 with Switzerland, with Matt Doherty coming in at left back, and John Egan in for Richard Keogh at centre back.
James Collins starts up front in the absence of David McGoldrick, while Shane Duffy also gets the nod after his fitness scare. Aaron Connolly has to make do with a place on the bench.
TEAM NEWS: James Collins makes his first start for Ireland, and Matt Doherty replaces the suspended Enda Stevens as Mick McCarthy names his team to play Georgia#COYBIG #GEOIRL pic.twitter.com/30uKRG6gNJ
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) October 12, 2019
Three points is a must in this game if Ireland are to keep their strong run of form going, and it would put them in a fantastic position to qualify for next summer's finals.
Denmark and Switzerland meet later this evening, with a Ireland hoping for a positive result for the Swiss. That would put us in the driving seat to secure at least second in the group.
However, all of that could count for nought if we can't secure a result in Tbilisi.