Stephen Kenny confirmed that there would be changes to his side to face Armenia at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night, however, the Ireland manager expects them to be minimal rather than wholesale.

Coming off the back of a energy-sapping, high-octane encounter with Scotland at Hampden Park on Saturday night, the manager said that everyone is fit and ready to go again for the final UEFA Nations League game of the campaign.

Ireland go into the game looking to secure third place in League B: Group 1 behind Scotland and Ukraine, who will battle it out for top spot and promotion to the top tier on Tuesday night.

The threat of relegation remains a possibility for the Irish and should Armenia repeat the feat of the opening game, where they defeated the Republic 1-0 in Yerevan, it would consign Kenny's outfit to the third tier of the Nations League for the next campaign.

An unlikelihood, in reality, based on Armenia’s overall performance in the group, as they lost all four games to Ukraine and Scotland, shipping five goals on Saturday in their penultimate performance.

One enforced change for this fixture as Josh Cullen is suspended as a result of his yellow card in Glasgow, but otherwise Kenny has a full squad to choose from.

The manager stressed the importance of the game and will want to make sure there is real continuity in the side following what he considered a very good team performance in Scotland, despite the defeat.

"It's a very important game, we are looking forward to it," said Kenny, speaking at the pre-match press conference. "It's an important game for us and one we want to win. We are determined to do that.

"Everyone is fully fit. Josh Cullen is suspended, so Josh is the only player missing.

"We are considering that [freshening up the team], we will have one or two changes, I would say, but not radical. I think the team played well on Saturday."

Josh Cullen picked up a yellow card in the Hampden Park defeat

Kenny acknowledged the fact that his side could be dumped down to League C with a defeat in Dublin, however, he stressed that he was not focusing on such a scenario.

"It's not something we are focusing on," said the manager. "One of the things we want is to win tomorrow night and we want to play well.

"We saw in our last home game against Scotland, an emphatic 3-0 win. We hadn't beaten a high-ranked team like that at home in many years, convincingly or at all.

"That was important, and we backed that up with a really good performance against Ukraine and drew, and played quite well on Saturday and were disappointed to lose the game.

"We want to back that up with a strong performance tomorrow night."

Reflecting on that opening-day defeat to Tuesday’s opponents, the manager admitted that his side would have to play better against a team who he believes are capable of proving effective on the counterattack.

But essentially, Kenny felt that his side would indeed play without any fear of the visiting side and is expecting a convincing performance to end the campaign.

"I don’t think that’s an issue, playing without fear," said Kenny. "We are disappointed about how we played in Armenia, for sure.

"We’re looking forward to tomorrow night, we’ll make sure we’re ready. We’ll have to earn the win. Armenia are in League B on merit. They won their group to get here so we have to go and produce a strong performance to win.

"Two of their players, [Varazdat] Haroyan and [Eduard] Spertsyan are back having been suspended. They are a good counterattacking team, they break quickly, so we want a strong performance to get the victory we need."

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