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Trap sets the tone for big night

GIOVANNI Trapattoni has set the tone for the biggest night yet in the Aviva Stadium with a strong declaration of confidence: "I believe we can get this result."

Urging Ireland fans to raise the decibel level, Trap is hoping for a full house and that his tactical gamble on playing the inexperienced Simon Cox instead of Shane Long will deliver a Euro 2012 play-off.

"We have to think about the win for our fans in our stadium because they have been fantastic for us but we must pay attention, very high attention, because Armenia have shown that they are very, very dangerous," said Trapattoni, who will demand total commitment from his players.

"They must expend all their strength pressing hard and working at their jobs. They must concentrate; they must avoid the silly mistakes and do more than we have done before."

Trapattoni knows that his job is on the line against Armenia, the form team in Group B, and if he doesn't deliver at least a play-off this could be his last game in charge of Ireland.

"I am confident about this result and I think this game can show our maturity and how much we have improved," he said.