HARRY Arter insisted the possibility of sitting out the second leg of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying play-off through suspension was not on his mind.

Martin O’Neill’s men face Denmark in Copenhagen on Saturday (7.45pm) before a return leg at Aviva Stadium on Tuesday.

A total of 10 players are on yellow cards and in danger of missing the second leg, including the Cherries midfielder.

The 27-year-old said: “It’s disappointing that you carry cards over, maybe in the future they might change that and keep it for group stages.

“But for me personally, and I’m sure I speak for all the lads who are on bookings, you have to just get on with it.”

Arter is optimistic national team-mates Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward will be fit for the first leg.

Question marks hang over the Burnley pair, with midfielder Hendrick battling a gluteal injury and defender Ward a knee concern.

The Cherries ace added: “They are two massive players for us and I am sure they will be doing everything they can to be fit.”

Jonathan Walters and James McCarthy are among the players already ruled out through injury and David Meyler is suspended for the first leg.