Corry Evans willing to play at wing back for Northern Ireland
Young midfielder Corry Evans is willing to do a massive favor for Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill by learning his trade as a wing back.
The Northern Irish boss has switched to a fluid 3-5-2 system in recent matches which allows him to have a solid defense as well as two forwards at the top without having to compromise their strength in the midfield.
However, for the plan to be successful, he needs two flying wing backs that are as much adept at bombing as they are solid in defense.
Shane Ferguson is one player who is tailor made for the role on the left flank and Daniel Lafferty is more than a capable deputy in that position but the manager’s options are less than solid in the right hand side.
Corry Evans, the Blackburn Rovers midfield general was given the task in that position a couple of weeks back when they played Uruguay in a friendly match and although he prefers his position as a holding midfield player, Evans gave a good account of himself during the match.
He stated that he has never played in that kind of position and it has always been the midfield position for him, where he has played for the club and where he sees himself in the future. However, he knows that when it comes to playing for the country, he has to play wherever he is asked to.
The former Manchester United player said that he was used in right midfield by Nigel Worthington which was not his usual position and so, he has played on wide positions before.
Speaking of the head coach, Corry Evans said that he has done a great job and with the kind of resources he has had, what he has done has to be commended.