THERE were contrasting fortunes for two of Millwall’s internationals last night.
Shane Ferguson came on as a 71st-minute substitute to share in the glory of Northern Ireland’s qualification for the European Championships for the first time in their history.
They had already secured their place at the tournament next summer but a 1-1 draw in Finland also ensured they topped Group F to end their remarkable campaign in style.
David Forde, who has dropped behind West Ham’s Darren Randolph in the Republic of Ireland’s pecking order, was on the bench as Martin O’Neill’s side lost 2-1 to Poland and they now face a two-legged play-off in November for a place in France.
Meanwhile, John Marquis’ first outing on loan at Leyton Orient was a losing one.
The striker was sprung from the bench at half-time with Orient 3-1 down at Crawley and though they pulled it back to 3-2 they couldn’t snatch a point.
Former Lions defender Alan Dunne was also sent off as Ian Hendon’s side slipped from third to seventh in the League Two table.