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Given calls on fans to drive Euro bid

SHAY GIVEN has called on the Ireland fans to bring the good times back to Lansdowne Road and make the place a fortress against Armenia tomorrow night.

Ireland have managed to win just five of the 11 games played at the Dublin 4 venue since it was remade as the Aviva Stadium.

A draw with Armenia will be enough for Giovanni Trapattoni's team to make it into Thursday's play-off draw for Euro 2012 but Given wants the team to push on and get a win to make sure of that play-off spot -- and he wants the Irish fans to play their part.

"It's going to be a tough game but if we can get the fans right behind us, get a full house and get the place rocking, we have a great chance," Given told the Herald as he prepared to win his 118th cap, possibly as captain if current skipper Robbie Keane is unable to shake off his injury problem.

"We could do with a bit of the old atmosphere here tomorrow night. We need to get the place rocking with the whole crowd behind us, let the Armenians know they're in for a game."