'I'd be happy for Ireland to drop points against the Faroes' - Brian Kerr

The former manager is siding with his old team for Friday’s World Cup qualifier.

Brian Kerr.
Brian Kerr.
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BRIAN KERR SAYS he would like to see the Faroe Islands take points off Ireland in the upcoming World Cup qualifier.

Ireland host Georgia in a friendly at Lansdowne Road this afternoon (5.30pm kick-off) before facing the team lying bottom of Group C with zero points from their first four games.

Kerr, who spent two years as manager of the Faroe Islands after his spell in charge of the Irish senior team, has been critical of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign in the past and, although he knows they need a win if they are to have any hope of qualifying for next’ year’s World Cup finals in Brazil, the Dubliner will be supporting his old side on Friday night.

Speaking during an interview on Today FM’s Savage Sunday this morning, Kerr said:

“Ireland need the points to help us get through. Look, you know, I’ll be honest about this: I will have a lot of time for the Faroes in the match.

If they got a result, if they get a draw – which is very unlikely – in the match, I’d be happy for them even if it damaged Irish prospects.

“I was close to the lads. They gave so much in terms of the effort and graft they gave”.

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