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Danny looking to bounce back

Posted on 14 December 2011  - 12:00

Danny Rose is aiming to get back to winning ways in the final group match of the Europa League.

Danny Rose is aiming to get back to winning ways in the final group match of the Europa League.

We travel to Dublin to take on Shamrock Rovers in Matchday Six of the competition on Thursday night.

Our destiny is no longer in our hands after PAOK beat us 2-1 at White Hart Lane in Matchday Five.

However, it is still possible to qualify for the knockout stages.

First of all, we need PAOK to beat Rubin Kazan in Salonika. We then need to beat Shamrock and, at the same time, turn around a five-goal deficit over Rubin.

If we finish exactly level with Rubin on goal difference and goals scored, we will qualify due to our higher UEFA coefficient.

Taking away all the various permutations, Danny, who returned from injury against PAOK, is concentrating on winning at the Tallaght Stadium.

“We always go out to win every game and Thursday night will be no different,” said the left-sided England Under-21 international.

“Whatever team steps out, we will want to win that game.

“We started poorly against PAOK in the first 20 minutes and we paid for it by going 2-0 down. We were camped in their half in the second half but couldn’t turn it around.

“With the defeat at Stoke on Sunday, we’re all determined to put things right and Thursday is the first chance to do that.”