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Williams searching for a start against the Swiss

The defender made his competitive debut for his country at the weekend off the bench, but could start tonight

15 October 2019

Derrick Williams goes in search of his first competitive start for the Republic of Ireland this evening against Switzerland.

The 26-year-old is part of the travelling contingent for the encounter, which takes place in Geneva tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

Williams entered the action in the dying embers of the Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday for his competitive debut, which ended 0-0.

The defender came on in the final moments of the encounter, replacing Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane, and will be hoping to start tonight for his country.

The Republic have a good recent record against the Swiss, losing only two of the last 10 meetings, which includes a 1-1 draw against Vladimir Petković's side last month.

A win will ensure that Mick McCarthy's men hold on to top spot in Group D.

Good luck, Del!


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