Corry Evans has been a major injury doubt for the upcoming clash
Corry Evans has been a major injury doubt for the upcoming clash against Brighton and Hove Albion, but the Blackburn Rovers midfielder has finally declared himself fit for this crucial match.
The former Hull City player is seen as an integral part of the team and without him Blackburn would have struggled to get a result. As it is, Gary Bowyer and his team will be boosted immensely by the presence of the Northern Ireland international. After missing much of the pre-season due to injuries, Evans was welcomed back to the team in the recent Capital One Cup game against Shrewsbury Town.
However, this comeback proved disappointing for the player as he did not last the full 90 minutes. He had to be taken off just after the hour due to a recurrence of the injuries. He has not since played for Blackburn, but the player declared himself fit while speaking ahead of the game against Brighton. It will be a crucial game against the opposition, who are expected to be up there in the promotion challenge. A lot was expected from Blackburn a few years ago but they have continued to disappoint. This time around, they go into the campaign as the underdogs hoping to make an impact.
“I trained today for the first time since Shrewsbury last week.I felt good and hopefully I’ll be involved in the squad for Brighton.I’ve had a little niggling thigh injury throughout pre-season.I missed all the games in pre-season so I’ve been playing a bit of catch-up to get my fitness back. Last Tuesday against Shrewsbury, it was still a little bit tight, but a week away with the physios has helped me. You’ve just got to be careful with it, don’t do too much, and just get it right to come back fully fit,” said Evans.