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Chris Coleman not focusing on Wales' yellow cards ahead of crucial Georgia game

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Chris Coleman has brushed aside the yellow card fears which threaten to harm Wales' World Cup ambitions.

Wales have seven players carrying yellow cards into Friday's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi - skipper Ashley Williams, Aaron Ramsey, James Chester, Ben Davies, Joe Ledley, Andy King and Hal Robson-Kanu.

They are all one booking away from missing the Republic of Ireland's visit to Cardiff on Monday, a game set to determine whether Wales make next month's play-offs.

But Wales boss Coleman has Georgia on his mind, rather than the Republic, with two wins potentially needed to reach the play-offs.

All we have to think about is Georgia. If you are on a yellow and need to take another, so be it.

We just have to go and get a performance and a result, we can't go into it thinking about the consequences for other games afterwards.

We have never been able to do that. If there's ever a sign of that from us, we never ever produce a performance.We have to take care of Georgia - that's all that matters.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager