Bowyer Believes Corry Can Deliver
Gary Bowyer, the manager of Blackburn Rovers, believes that during the next season, Corry Evans would be able to produce the goods.
Evans had been brought to the Blackburn Rovers by Bowyer last summer with big hopes, but, unfortunately, the 23-year old Centre-back discovered an ankle problem while representing his national side Northern Ireland. That injury made him miss almost entire second half of the last season.
But, he returned to full fitness when the season was approaching its end and featured for his country in a couple of friendly matches.
Evans has joined the Blackburn squad for the pre season training of this summer a little later than the rest of his teammates.
When asked about the reason for that, Bowyer said, “Corry’s alright in terms of fitness. It’s just that we didn’t want to rush him. Till the start of last month, he was busy at national duty. So, we thought of granting him a bit more time.”
“It’s good that he got some playing time after getting fit. He was not involved in the action for a big part of the season.”
“We got weakened significantly having lost him, but, it goes like that in football. Everyone has to deal with injuries. However, he should be praised for doing that much hard work and returning back quickly.”
Evans was not the only new signing for Blackburn to have missed games during the previous season. The same had happened with Ben Marshall who had been bought from Leicester City. An injury setback also kept him on the sidelines for quite long. But, now he is totally fit as well. So, Bowyer has more or less his entire squad ready for the upcoming season.
Evans and Marshall had managed to play just 21 and 18 Championship matches respectively for the Rovers in the last season.