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A bullet finish from McGoldrick a timely boost for Martin O'Neill ahead of crucial Austria qualifier

The Irish striker netted his second goal of the campaign to grab Ipswich a point against Rotherham.

A SERIES OF injuries has hampered David McGoldrick’s progress at club and international level in recent years.

The forward returned from yet another injury setback in Ipswich’s loss to Newcastle United last weekend, but the 28-year-old was back on the scoresheet in the Championship yesterday to give Mick McCarthy’s side a share of the spoils in the 2-2 draw against Rotherham United.

His 95th minute strike moved the Tractor Boys up to 15th place, six points behind Bristol City in the last play-off position.


With Robbie Keane now retired from international duty and Shane Long struggling with a hamstring injury, news of McGoldrick’s second goal of the season will be welcomed by manager Martin O’Neill, with Ireland’s last qualifier of 2016 against Austria just under two weeks away.

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