IRELAND were long shots to get a result in Bosnia and now will hope a Long shot puts them through.
A 1-1 draw in Zenica last week must have been more than Martin O’Neill had hoped for from his injury-hit squad.
It could have been better if they hadn’t conceded a late equaliser to Edin Dzeko – even though no one saw it through the fog.
O’Neill is desperate to have Southampton striker Shane Long ready for the Dublin return and he could make the difference between going to France or staying at home with Scotland.
Long bagged the winner against Germany and with Robbie Keane no longer regarded as a starter he’s their best option up front.
If Long doesn’t make it the Irish will be looking to Jon Walters to make his mark and he’s 14-5 at 888sport to hit the target.
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