Republic of Eire striker Shane Long is out of his side’s decisive tournament qualifier against Wales with a hip injury.
Ireland will secure second spot in Group D and a play-off place with a victory over Wales, however the Irish will be without Southampton striker Long for the crucial clash.
Wales understand they’re going to conjointly claim an area within the play-offs with ending prior to the sport at capital town construction on weekday evening.
Both sides will still claim associate automatic qualification spot as cluster D winners however would want geographical region to slide up reception to Georgia.
Long has accumulated 71 caps for Eire throughout his international career, marking up seventeen goals.
The 30-year-old competed eighty three minutes of Ireland’s 2-0 win over Moldova however he missed a number of chances unlike his strike partner Daryl Murphy who took his chances in a rare start for him.
Wales in the meantime are without Gareth Bale who suffered a calf injury prior to the international break.