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McGeady hungry to boost fine form with net gains

IT’S the one thing missing from Aiden McGeady’s consistent run of decent form in an Irish shirt and he wants to put matters right. More goals are on the menu.

I would like to get more goals, obviously. A lot of my first caps were short appearances and it’s only in the last half of the caps that I’ve started to play regularly,” he said.

“I’m happy with my contribution to this campaign but that’s not important tonight. The main thing is that we win this game and get into the play-offs and qualify.”

McGeady is clearly satisfied with his own progress within Trapattoni’s team. “I’ve played in every single game in this campaign and that’s what I wanted to do from the outset. I am just glad I’ve cemented my place in the team. That’s what I wanted to do,” he added. “I was out for the best part of three months during the summer with an injury so I’m only back.

“I feel good at the moment and really fit and I’m been back playing since the Russia game, so I feel good.”

Painful

Two years on since Paris, McGeady obviously has strong and raw feelings about events against the French and would like to put that right for Euro 2012.

“I try not to think about Paris because the memory is still painful. Ideally, it would have been great to qualify this time without the drama of a play-off but if that’s the way it’s going to be, so be it. But first we’ve got to do a job tonight.”