Wednesday 25 April 2018

Aiden has Georgia on his mind

Aiden McGeady. Pic: Sportsfile
Aiden McGeady. Pic: Sportsfile

Georgia's players could well be fed up of the sight of Aiden McGeady in a green jersey as the winger seems to save some of his best displays for Ireland in games against Georgia.

And while the Sunderland man is unlikely to start in Tbilisi tonight, boss Martin O'Neill feels that McGeady could play a big role, recalling his feat and trickery of feet which won the game for Ireland in Georgia three years ago, O'Neill's first competitive game in charge of the side.

"Aiden is coming into the game with confidence about himself and a confident A iden is always a decent sign. It's not over-confidence hopefully, it's not cockiness, but I think he feels fit which is the most important thing," said O'Neill.

"Aiden, he's in pretty good form and decent shape. I remember that distinctly when he came here (2014), he was as fit as I'd seen him in quite some time.

"And he relished it, he scored a fantastic late goal to win the game for us. I think this will be a reminder, the game will be in his mind. Whether he starts or not, he's in good form.

"I think if you were to ask Aiden about playing against Georgia, his performance here against Georgia was really excellent and I think that will give him extra confidence, and a feeling that he can do it again," added O'Neill.

McGeady would win his 91st cap if he plays tonight.

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