Dundalk FC goalkeeper Gary Rogers is confident the Lilywhites can find the goal they need against Qarabag in the second round of Champions League qualifying on Wednesday. 

Speaking at Dublin Airport this morning before Vinny Perth’s side jetted off to Baku, Rogers said the Lilywhites can build on the 1-1 result from the first leg, even if they ship another goal.

He told RTÉ Sport: "It won’t really change the game plan if we concede. 

"We still have to score a goal and that’ll be our main aim for the tie is to go and get an away goal.

"I think in the past we’ve been good at getting that and hopefully we can continue to get them away goals."

This highly-anticipated decider is a big step up for the current top performing domestic side, given they have lost just two matches in 25 this season, but the experience is one that Rogers said they are looking forward to.

"I think it’s always a step up but when you look at what we’ve done in recent years and what Shamrock Rovers are doing currently at the minute, you look at the quality of opposition that the teams are facing. 

"We’ve given good accounts of ourselves in both games, in both ties both ourselves and Rovers. It’s a huge positive. But our players are more than capable. 

"I think we probably undervalue the strength and the talent in this league. I think European nights are a great occasion to show the quality that there is in the league." 

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Patrick Hoban was the hero five days ago when his equalising goal against the Azerbajan side kept Dundalk in the tie after a disasterous opening to the game with soft goal conceded. 

The veteran goalkeeper thought that their previous exploits in Europe helped them recover.

He concluded: "I think even when you look at the first leg, the start that we got off to and to lose a goal so early on I think the lads really tapped into that experience that you’re on about to stay in the game.

"That gave us a platform to go get back into the tie and get the equalising goal in the second half and we pushed on and we could have got more goals. 

"But look, we that know it’s going to be difficult out here but it’s a challenge that we’re ready for and we look forward to."

The Lilywhites have been hit with a blow as Robbie Benson has been ruled out of the game on Wednesday with a rib injury picked up in the first leg.