Crucial night ahead for O’Neill’s Ireland

Martin ONeill

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill won't reveal his hand until shortly before kick-off for tonight's first leg of the Euro 2016 playoff with Bosnia Herzegovina.

The Irish are missing a number of key players because of injury and suspension. Shay Given is among those missing but Seamus Coleman is expected to start at right back.

Richard Keogh is likely to partner Ciaran Clark at the heart of the Irish defence, and the Derby man is looking forward to a duel with Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko...