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Forde: We've sent message

DAVID Forde believes that Ireland's win in Georgia is a big statement of intent from Martin O'Neill's side about their qualification prospects.

"That puts pressure on the other teams in the group now, I think we have sent out a big statement about what we want to achieve in the group," said Forde after the 2-1 win.

"You have other teams playing tomorrow night and they know now what we are about in the group.

"France didn't win here in Georgia in the last group, Spain just about won. I know Georgia will cause other teams problems."