Styche in Dublin International

The Hereford striker, Reece Styche, is once again on International duty tonight as Gibraltar take on the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Styche, 30, was an unused substitute last Friday, when Gibraltar lost 0-3 in Tblisi to Georgia in another Euro 2020 Qualifier in Group D, and will be hopeful of some game time this evening.

Gibraltar last took on the Republic in the autumn of 2014, in what was their initial away fixture as a national team.

Head coach, Julio Ribas, is aiming at an improved performance in the Aviva Stadium tonight, “I saw Ireland’s game against Denmark, (in the modern game we all have the technology available to see each of our opponents), and it was a great result for them. Two top teams playing in a hard-fought game. We are very aware of Ireland’s threats at set pieces but they have many other strengths too. They are a top side as their status in the FIFA World Rankings proves.

“For us it’s all about continuing our development and growth as a team. We have a very young squad, with an average age of about 23.5. If we can stick to our game plan, and then take the opportunity of expressing ourselves, anything is possible.”

The match is being broadcast live on Sky Sports ‘Main Event’ tonight. Kick-Off 7:45pm.

Images: Gibraltar FA

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