Michael O'Neill shields NI players from hype ahead of Romania game

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill wants his players to maintain their focus and composure ahead of Saturday's vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania.

Victory will put his side on the brink of qualifying for the finals in France but O'Neill is rejecting talk that his side are facing into "five cup finals" ahead of their remaining Group F fixtures.

A home win would move Northern Ireland to 15 points in Group F and above current table-toppers, Romania, with four games still to play.

"The expectation isn't something we are focusing on," said the Northern Ireland manager.