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Worthington targets more success

Warren Feeney
Warren Feeney scored the first goal in Northern Ireland's win over Poland

Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington heaped praise on his players after their 3-2 win over Poland but warned they must now focus on Slovenia.

They will go into Wednesday's Group Three qualifier on a high after an exciting win at Windsor Park.

"If we can have a repeat performance of the football and work ethic we can get three more points," said Worthington.

"We have to be professional. The players can enjoy tonight but then it is down to work again."

Warren Feeney, who scored the opener in the 10th minute, dedicated his goal to his mother who broke her leg on Friday.

Warren Feeney

NI striker Warren Feeney dedicates his goal to his mother as she recovers from a broken leg

"She fell when playing with my children and I was up at the hospital all night," said the striker on loan at Dundee United.

"She went through an operation and everything went well. I am going to rush off now and see her.

"She told me to go out and play my normal game and I told her I would nick a goal for her.

"I was glad to do that although the most important thing was to get the win.

"I love playing for my country and I was buzzing, but all the lads from back to front were phenomenal.

"We are happy with the result and I think we deserved it."

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