O’Neill happy with squad depth

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Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill is confident his side can qualify for Euro 2020 via the traditional route.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is confident his side can qualify for Euro 2020 via the traditional route.

Ireland have struggled to compete in the newly-formed Nations League and they sit bottom of Group B4 as they head into their final match against Denmark on Monday.

O’Neill’s men have claimed just one point from their three outings and are certain to be relegated even if they pick up a victory at Ceres Park in Arhus.

However, the 66-year-old insists the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign is of greater importance and feels he has a squad capable of competing.

‘The bigger picture is the Euro qualifiers,’ O’Neill said. ‘There is no question about that, regardless of what happens on Monday night and that has always been the case.

‘I think we will be ready for it. We were ready for it a couple of years ago. We had a really strong battle to qualify for the Euros and we got through to the play-offs.

‘Hopefully some of the players are coming back. I’m hoping one or two of the young lads in and around the scene, who have only played a couple of games, can come through.

‘But like everything else, we have to try and score a goal. That would be nice.’

The Green Army are unbeaten in their last three visits to Denmark and punters using their free bet may want to back them to claim victory on Monday.

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