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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Martin to look at role for Wes

Wes Hoolahan
Wes Hoolahan

No guarantees, but Martin O'Neill says that Wes Hoolahan is in the frame to feature at home to Serbia in that must-win game tomorrow night in Dublin.

One small consolation from Saturday's poor showing in Georgia was that his batch of players already on a yellow card were not booked, so he has no suspension problems for the visit of Serbia (though James McClean is also now on a yellow).

The sluggish nature of the Irish display means that O'Neill has to make changes, Harry Arter the main one in danger of losing his side,

"We'll take a look at it. Yes, I've got one or two champing at the bit and that's encouraging," says O'Neill, who defended his decision to leave Hoolahan on the bench and play Aiden McGeady as a sub early in the second half.

"Aiden has scored a couple of goals. It's nothing to do with horses for courses, Aiden is in good form at the moment, he had played games for Sunderland and he's in cracking form. Wes hasn't played all the time for Norwich but we'll address it, we'll see how we are on Monday.

"There's definitely a sense of disappointment, we really should do better at international level."

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