DUNNE: THIS IS MATCH OF MY ‘Play-off pressure is high as anything’
QPR centre-back Richard Dunne may have played in a World Cup for Ireland, but the 34-year-old insists it won’t ease the nerves ahead of tomorrow’s do-ordie clash at Loftus Road.
The former Man City man has made more than 300 Premier League appearances and won 80 caps for the Republic, including a World Cup in 2002 and the European Championships two years ago.
But with £90m riding on tomorrow’s showdown, Dunne believes the Championship play-offs are just as important.
“There’s be nerves, and excitement,” said the defender, who excelled as the Hoops ground out a 0-0 draw at the DW on Friday.
“The pressure in the playoffs is as high as anything. For the club, financially, for the supporters, and for us as players. We all want to be in the Premier League.
“Yes, I’ve played in big games. But it’s all about now. This is the biggest game for me, for the club. Monday night is massive, and we can’t underestimate what it means.
“Everyone knows our aim was to win the league, and failing that second place. As the season’s gone we’ve fallen short. We’ve been lucky, I guess, getting this second chance. But after Monday, there are no second chances.
“Whatever pressure is on us,