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Ireland U21's Vs Montenegro: How To Watch and Match Preview

Ireland U21's Vs Montenegro: How To Watch and Match Preview

After an impressive win at home to Luxembourg, Ireland travel to Podgorica to face Montenegro in Euro 2023 qualifying. The preparations for this match has been disrupted due to Covid regulations but Ireland are looking to continue their unbeaten run so far in qualification. They are in a very good position to qualify for Euro 2023 and a win against Montenegro will make that position even better. So, is Ireland U21's vs Montenegro on TV. Here are all the details on how to watch Ireland U21's vs Montenegro.

When is Ireland U21's vs Montenegro?

Ireland U21's face Montenegro on Tuesday 12th October in Podgorica, Montenegro. Kick off will be at 4:30 pm Irish time.

How to Watch Ireland U21's vs Montenegro

The match is live on RTÉ 2 with their coverage starting at 4:20pm.

Match Preview

As said above Ireland beat Luxembourg 2-0 last time out. Goals from Joshua Koyade and Conor Coventry gave them the win in Tallaght. Ireland are now third in the group, three points off Sweden at the top with a game in hand. There was concern that Ireland would have to make changes to their squad due to Montenegro being on the UK's red list. However, regulations have changed and players were made available.

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Despite this, Sam Blair, Kameron Ledwidge, Oisin McEntee, Louie Watson and Tyreik Wright have all returned to their clubs and will miss this match. Tyreik Wright will be missed especially as the Salford winger has been immense in the qualification campaign so far.

In their place Josh Honohan, Brandon Kavanagh, Johnny Kenny, Niall Morahan, Luke McNicholas, Killian Phillips, Luke Turner and Andrew Quinn have joined up with the squad. Most of these players are based in Ireland and thus aren't subject to any restrictions.

Montenegro sit one place behind Ireland in the group in fourth. However, they have played two more games than Ireland so far and are three points behind. They lost their last game on Friday against Sweden. Montenegro have conceded 10 goals so far in qualifying, with Luxembourg the only side to concede more.

Jim Crawford has challenged his side to have a perfect October. Their next international break is a double header against Italy and Sweden next month. A win against Montenegro will give Ireland a huge boost ahead of those games.

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Jonathan Browne

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