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OUR ATTACK IS DOWN TO BARE BONES.

THE lack of options in the attacking positions cost us again on Saturday.

Don't get me wrong, I like Martin O'Neill's starting XI but when Wes Hoolahan tires around the 60 or 70 minute mark, you're looking at the bench and wondering who could fill the gap. Robbie Keane's had his injury problems, Daryl Murphy (left) came into the tournament without form and Aiden McGeady's the same. We have players who could come on and be resolute and keep us in a game, or hold out a result.

But in terms of changing a game, it's not there and that's where we are at the moment, unfortunately.

There's not a great pool of players we can turn to in England or in the Airtricity League that can provide that alternative.

We could have played better but Belgium are the better team. Given the talent at their disposal we can't live with them if they're on their game, and unfortunately that's how it turned out.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 20, 2016
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