Joe Allen was named the Vauxhall Fans' Man of the Match as Wales kept their World Cup 2018 qualification hopes alive with a 1-0 win in Georgia last night.

The 27-year-old was at his influential best, driving his side forward and showing his trademark quality and composure on the ball as Chris Coleman's side prevailed thanks to Tom Lawrence's superb second-half strike.

It capped another fine week at international level for the former Ysgol Y Preseli pupil, who on Monday, was named the Supporters' Player of the Year at the FAW Awards in The Vale Resort, Cardiff.

"We had to grind it out at times and could have played better," admitted Allen afterwards.

"But we defended when we had to and answered every question asked of us. And we came away with three points."

The result sets up a huge night in Cardiff on Monday with Wales, second in Group D, only needing a draw at home to the Republic of Ireland to secure a runners up spot and a potential play off place.

An outright win would secure the latter, and furthermore, three points for Wales coupled by Serbia failing to beat Georgia at home, will see The Dragons automatically qualify for Russia next summer.

On the contrary, defeat will see Wales miss out on a first World Cup since 1958.

"We turn our heads now to Monday night and we want to make it as difficult as possible for Ireland," added Tenby FC product Allen.

"It will be in the mindset of both teams to win and our preparations have already begun."

That game kicks off at 7.45pm at the Cardiff City Stadium.