‘I trust the players’ – Ian Baraclough embraces pressure to pass Bulgaria test

Ian Baraclough File Photo
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Ian Baraclough said his Northern Ireland side do not need anybody to remind them of the stakes in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria as they put plenty of pressure on themselves.

It may only be the second Group C fixture, but Baraclough has himself identified this as the sort of game where three points are a minimum requirement for his team to retain realistic hopes of reaching Qatar 2022, so he has no argument as the match is talked up.

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