Paul Clement praises Derby quartet via Twitter

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Derby County manager Paul Clement praised the club's Irish contingent.

Derby County boss Paul Clement has congratulated his Irish contingent after the nation qualified for Euro 2016.

The Republic of Ireland beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 in the second leg of their play-off, winning 3-1 on aggregate.

Jonathan Walters scored both goals, including one from the penalty spot, to clinch the win and send the country into wild celebration.

Clement sent a message on Twitter publicly congratulating Derby's Irish quartet on the achievement.

Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick both played all 90 minutes during the win, with Cyrus Christie an unused substitute.

What will it mean for Derby?

Derby's internationals will return to the club full of confidence and on a high, and that is the sort of mood which can spread around the dressing room and give the whole club a lift.

Coming off a depressing loss to Nottingham Forest in their last match, this could be vitally important as they seek to bounce back at home to Cardiff City this weekend.

Towards the end of the season there could be a concern that the players begin worrying about their places in the squad for Euro 2016, but this can be a positive if they raise their performances accordingly.

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