Coleman ready for Tbilisi test

06 September 2017 08:20:41 UK

Chris Coleman is focused on beating Georgia next month as he attempts to guide Wales to the World Cup finals in Russia.

Wales left it late to beat Moldova 2-0 on Tuesday but, with a game to come against the Republic of Ireland after the clash in Tbilisi, Coleman's team have the chance to guarantee second place in the group.

Ben Woodburn crossed for Hal Robson-Kanu to score the opening goal before Aaron Ramsey made it 2-0, while Ireland lost 1-0 at home to group leaders Serbia.

"Moldova did very well and we didn't score early and then you look at the clock with time ticking on and it is a little bit scary," said Coleman. "But I knew we needed just to get the first one.

"It is in Serbia's hands (to finish top). A draw would have been quite good in Dublin, Ireland winning would have been better. But fair play to Serbia, they set the pace.

"We have a huge game in Tbilisi next, and we have to try to keep it alive and keep going.

"We've lost one game in 19 qualifying games and we're on the right path. We have must-win games but we've been here before."

Wales are 6/4 to qualify for the World Cup finals while the Republic of Ireland are available at 11/8.

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