Wales defender Chris Gunter takes confidence from Serbia point


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Wales defender Chris Gunter feels Sunday’s draw with Serbia can be the platform required to stage a major push over the final four games in their bid to qualify for next summer’s World Cup.

Aaron Ramsey’s penalty looked like it might give Chris Coleman’s side a crucial win over the Group D joint-leaders Serbia before Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled in the second period.

It meant a fifth successive draw for Wales, who remain four points behind both Serbia and the Republic of Ireland, with four games remaining.

Last summer’s Euro 2016 semi-finalists are more than capable of going on a four-game winning run, according to Gunter, who insists they’ll take positives from the draw in Serbia.

“We won four games in a short space of time last summer, so this team is more than capable of winning four games,” Gunter said.

“I think there’ll be a bit of positivity around us now after the Serbia result. “People were writing us off because of the players we were missing coming to a tough place.

“So when we meet up next season I think there will be a real drive because I think it’s in our hands if we win the four games.

“The top two have still got to play each other and we’re in a position now where we’ve been away to those teams.

We’re still massively in it.” Wales face a vital home clash again Austria in September before trips to Georgia and Moldova.

They end their campaign with the visit of Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland to Cardiff. Wales are 4.50 to win Group D while Serbia are now 2.50.

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