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Irish woes aren't my problem.

Byline: PAUL O'HEHIR

BOSNIA boss Mehmed Bazdarevic isn't paying a blind bit of notice to Martin O'Neill's injury woes ahead of the Euro 2016 play-off.

But he is predicting a 'fight in the trenches' over two legs against the Republic of Ireland.

O'Neill is without suspended pair John O'Shea and Jon Walters for the first-leg in Zenica on November 13.

Both also have knocks they need to shake off before the home leg while Shane Long hasn't played since his ankle injury in Poland.

But Bazdarevic said: "Regardless of what is waiting for us, it'll be a fight. True, if you're missing players it's difficult but Ireland are not a naive team.

"You don't want to see anyone injured but I'm not concerned with what problems they have.

"We won't be fooled by their problems because we're preparing meticulously."

Bazdarevic added: "It's going to be a fight in the trenches in Zenica and three days later in Dublin.

"I believe we can qualify. There is a lot of optimism because Edin Dzeko has come back from injury and, at this moment, we have no other problems."

Galaxy's exit not Ireland's

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 30, 2015
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