"We need to be positive": Preston forward Callum Robinson looks ahead to Republic of Ireland's game in Denmark

Callum Robinson and the Republic of Ireland will attempt to bring a morale-boosting conclusion to a poor 2018 when they complete their Nations League campaign in Denmark on Monday night.

Monday, 19th November 2018, 11:31 am
Updated Monday, 19th November 2018, 12:39 pm
Callum Robinson in action against Northern Ireland
Callum Robinson in action against Northern Ireland

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Martin O'Neill's men have already been relegated to League C after losing home and away to Wales and drawing 0-0 with the Danes in Dublin, but arrive in Aarhus desperate to improve upon a return of just one win in their eight fixtures to date during the calendar year.

"We have got to go there and be positive," said Preston North End striker Robinson.

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"We know that we have got to get a win no matter what, so we will go there and take the positives from here, a clean sheet, and hopefully we can build on that and be a little bit more creative up top.

"Yes, of course. The fans come out and come to watch and be entertained - that's why they come.

"Obviously they feel a little bit disappointed at the moment with us, which is fair enough, but we have got to stick together as a group and hopefully come out a better side after a few more trips here."

Goals have been in almost as short supply as wins for Ireland in 2018 - their eight games to date have yielded just four - although they can at least console themselves with the fact that they do not concede too many either.

"It's nice to keep a clean sheet, but now we need something to build on from there," said Robinson, who started the 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland on Thursday night.

"We know we're keeping clean sheets; hopefully now we can be brave and get on the ball and try to create some more chances further up the pitch and we should be okay."

Sean Maguire, hamstring, and Alan Browne, shoulder, will not be part of the Ireland party tonight having pulled out through injury.

Elsewhere Lukas Nmecha is in the England Under 20s squad that faces Germany in Colchester on Monday night.