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Published: 22:03 | 27/5/16

Arter hopes to be in O'Neill's plans

Bournemouth midfielder impresses against the Dutch

Harry Arter hopes his man-of-the-match performance against the Netherlands will win him a place in Ireland manager Martin O'Neill's 23-man squad for Euro 2016.

Arter, winning only his second cap after his international debut against England last June, was an assured presence in Ireland's midfield during Friday's 1-1 friendly international draw against the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland meet Belarus on Tuesday in Turner's Cross in Cork on Tuesday, a match that will be shown live and exclusively on Setanta Sports, and O'Neill will name his 23-man squad for Euro 2016 after the game and before Uefa's final deadline of 11pm.

Arter, 26, admits that he is one of a number of fringe players looking to work his way into O'Neill's plans ahead of Tuesday's squad announcement.

"There's a good group of us who are not guaranteed to be in the squad, and we feel like we had to attack the game and be aggressive to get into the manager's thoughts." he told Setanta Sports.

Bournemouth midfielder Arter, whose first season in the Premier League was ruined by a series of Achilles injuries, says he felt comfortable alongside Stephen Quinn in the midfield of O'Neill's diamond formation.

"I'm able to play that position - I have played it in club football in both a two and a three, and I have adapted - I felt happy tonight," he continued.

Arter says O'Neill told him in March he would be a definite starter against the Dutch after injury ruled him out the friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia.

"I have worked hard to give myself the chance to get to the competition. When I pulled out in March, the manager made me aware that I would get a chance this time around against Holland and he was true to his word," he said.

"I have been working hard to get into his mind and get on the plane."

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