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Monday 24 July 2017

Wales keeper Hennessy is expecting hostile welcome

Wales’ Wayne Hennessey during a press conference at The Vale Resort, Hensol, Wales
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Wales’ Wayne Hennessey during a press conference at The Vale Resort, Hensol, Wales yesterday..

Wales plan to silence the Lansdowne Roar tomorrow night and do what's needed to keep their World Cup dream alive.

With an official allocation of just 3,300 tickets for the game at the sold-out Dublin 4 venue tomorrow, Welsh fans will be vastly outnumbered, Roy Keane already calling on Ireland supporters to get into the ground early to create an atmosphere.

Chris Coleman's side are under serious pressure to deliver in Dublin after three successive draws leaves them four points behind Ireland and in danger of getting left behind, especially with points dropped from recent home games with Serbia and Georgia.

The game was a 51,000-sell out two months ago and home fans are expectant but Wales keeper Wayne Hennessy says his side are ready.

"It's been a long time since we all met up but it's good to be back together and this is a big game for us," says Hennessy, who played alongside Ireland players like Kevin Doyle and Stephen Ward.

"It's difficult opposition but we know what they're all like, we know all of their players and their style of play," "It will probably be a hostile atmosphere for us but we'll grow from that. We have our game plan."

Wales arrive in Dublin this morning and will train at the Lansdowne Road stadium tonight.

Apart from Ipswich forward Tom Lawrence, Wales boss Chris Coleman has a full squad to pick from for this qualifier which the Welsh cannot afford to lose.

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