Joe Allen admits players were scarred by 6-1 defeat in 2012

A fifth draw in a row means Chris Coleman's side stay four points behind Group D leaders Serbia and Republic of Ireland, leaving no margin for error in the final four World Cup qualifying games.

Coleman had accepted this was a game his side simply could not afford to lose if they still harboured hopes of winning the group, and they began in positive fashion when skipper Ashley Williams nearly connected with Joe Ledley's third-minute corner.

After the Republic of Ireland and Austria also drew earlier in the day it is as you were in Group D. "But I've had to mention it [now] because people think: 'If we don't get the right result or performance, what's my future?' But there's another 12 points after that and if it's second place that we're chasing, but it's doable, then I've got to absolutely go for that with everything that I've got".

"This is another opportunity for us to go out there and show our togetherness, put in a big shift and hopefully get the result we want".

"The group is still very much in the balance". We know it's not going to be straightforward, it never is in Tbilisi, but we have to hope the Georgians are going to be sound once again.

They face Austria next at home in September but will be without the suspended Joe Allen after the midfielder picked up a booking in Belgrade.

"As soon as I got off the plane I felt it", Coleman said (via Sky Sports).

Serbia chose not to take Wales back to Novi Sad, the scene of that embarrassment, but Coleman admitted the painful memories came flooding back when he stepped off the plane for his Belgrade reccie.

"That's a positive and I think we can draw on that going into this game. We are looking forward to the challenges left in his campaign".

Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Xhaka and others have produced but Ramsey's Panenka penalty to open the scoring in a top of the table qualifier away to Serbia has to be the best so far.

Amazingly, the penalty made famous by Panenka - the shoot-out victor in the 1976 European Championship final against West Germany - was scored at the same Belgrade stadium.

But not only was Ramsey's spot-kick at the same ground once known as the Red Star Stadium, it was actually taken at the same end.

"He is a vital player for us and I look at Aaron even when Gareth is there", said Coleman. If we didn't have him, I'm not sure we'd have come away with what we did because I thought when we needed someone to keep the ball, hold it and give us a rest, he was fantastic. "We have seen that", Coleman said. "But I had no doubt he'd score because he's playing with such confidence at the moment".

Vanessa Coleman

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