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McGeady: It's payback time against Scots

AIDEN McGeady says it's payback time when Scotland come to Dublin next week for that vital Euro 2016 qualifier as Ireland aim to get revenge for their defeat to the Scots, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

Gordon Strachan's men head to Dublin knowing that even a draw for the Scots would push them closer to a place at France 2016 and effectively end Irish interest in qualification. But an Ireland win would see Martin O'Neill's side jump over Scotland in the table and for McGeady, Sunday's friendly against England is merely a warm-up for that key date with his native Scotland, as Ireland need to gain back points after that 1-0 loss in Scotland last November.

"Scotland is the big one, obviously. We want to get our own back on them from the last game," says McGeady.

"We never played well enough to win that game. I suppose we must win. If we don't win, we're slipping away, aren't we? There will still be few games left but you'd be hoping Scotland and Poland slip up against other teams."