“It’s another great game for us.” McCarthy explained. “Obviously we’ve had a lot of games, even over the period of the World Cup, when the Premier League schedule wasn’t going ahead.
“We’ve found ourselves in this must-win game on Friday, which is really exciting for everybody. It’s important that we just play the game and don’t look at that outcome - we’ve got to look at it as a game where we’ve got to go and perform.
“If we perform to the best of our ability, we have the capability of winning. If we win, we’ll progress. That’s the way we look at it. The lads will be well aware of the circumstances, what happens if we win the game, but also the players are aware that we need to play the game and believe in ourselves; stick to our principles and hopefully have a good outcome off the back of that.”