Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has confirmed that Corry Evans remains a major doubt for the upcoming clash with Reading.
The versatile player appeared to suffer a recurrence of the groin injury in the 3-2 win over Brighton. This led to the player in the recent matches, and it is expected that the upcoming game with Reading will also be a similar story.
Corry Evans says that he is looking forward to coming up againstRudy Gestede, who was once a favourite at Blackburn Rovers.
Even though he spent only 18 months at the club, the Benin international managed to score in every other game for the club before moving to Aston Villa for a £6 million fee in the summer transfer window of 2015.Gestede has never been able to settle at Villa, and many think that his best time in English football was with Blackburn. The player will be coming up against his former teammates including Evans.
The 26-year old Northern Ireland international was able to play for just 20 minutes during the pre-season because of the groin strain injury encountered in Euro 2016. He featured for an hour in the 1-1 draw against QPR at Loftus Road, Leeds, Rotherham and Derby County.
The manager Owen Coyle was happy watching the midfielder performing awesomely in preparation for the clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday 27th.
Numerous injuries have been a major problem for Blackburn manager Owen Coyle. As he tries to build the team from a poor start to the season, the former Bolton manager will appreciate any help that he receives from players returning from injuries.
One of the names who has just returned back to the first team is midfielder Corry Evans. He was part of the pre-season only for 15 minutes, which explains the scale of the injury troubles. However, he has just been allowed by the manager to be part of the Northern Ireland squad that will play in a World Cup qualifying match next week.
English side Blackburn Rovers is having bad times as the club is set to lose two more players to the injury list as Elliott Ward and Elliott Bennett are set to miss the game against Mansfield Town in the English Football League Cup first round.
The centre back Ward picked up an ankle injury in the Championship opener played on Saturday. He player admitted the injury was serious when Norwich City scored their second goal.
Northern Ireland has seriously struggled in the 2016 Euro’s as they lost their opening match of the tournament after losing against Poland and 9 days later sustaining another loss against Germany.
From the 3 opening matches of the competition that they have played so far, only 1 victory has been secured which was when facing off with Ukraine but it’s enough for them to progress into the next rounds of the 2016 Euro’s.
Northern Ireland is competing in Group C along with: Ukraine, Poland and Germany. Fortunately for the Irish outfit, Ukraine are going through a disastrous campaign and it allows the team of Michael O’Neill to get past the group stages.
Northern Ireland has 2 friendly matches scheduled to take place on May 27 and June 4 as the team of Martin O’Neil has to play against Belarus and Slovakia respectively.
Corry Evans of Blackburn Rovers is a midfielder who has played for the Northern Irish squad a few years ago but it’s been some time since he has been able to represent his national side and the 25 year old was called up for a chance to perform in these upcoming friendly encounters.
Corry Evans who is away on international duty as Northern Ireland prepare for the European Championships says he is prepared to work with the new coach. The player complained bitterly recently as he wondered how long it would take the club to appoint a new manager, especially as they need to start preparations for life after the summer.
Evans who is 25 years of age is part of the Northern Ireland team set to face Slovakia in a final warm-up match on Saturday before heading to France for the tournament. Team mate Shane Duffy joined him as he was also named in the Ireland squad.
The manager opted for a 4-1-4-1 formation in an attempt to strengthen his midfield. Blackburn started the game quite nervously and gave the ball away needlessly in the opening minutes. However, they improved quickly and began to control the game. They had their first occasion with Marshall, who shot wide of the target after drifting inside from the left.