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Brighton winger Connolly pushing on after Ireland debut

Brighton whizkid Aaron Connolly wants to kick on after a huge few weeks.

The teenager has gone from academy graduate to a match-winner Albion and full Republic of Ireland international in the space of two weeks.

Ireland's 2-0 loss to Switzerland sets up a crunch clash against Denmark for Euro2020 qualification.

He said: "It was, but it ended in disappointment again after the last game and the missed chances.

"It's disappointing because I felt I could have done a bit more, maybe.

"It's obviously a tough night, but it's a proud night as well.

"They are a good team. They pressed us back and it was tough for the lads to get up and play off me.

"I just had to do what I could, but it probably wasn't enough. It's a disappointing result.

"We put in a good second-half performance, I think, and maybe deserved a draw.

"We didn't get that, so we just need to move on now to November, pick up the three points and then that's all forgotten about and we qualify."

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