EVANS' EFFECTUAL RETURN
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.
"Corry has been working with us vigorously for a number of weeks, we had a chat on Friday and Corry felt that at the point he was at, it would be great to gradually get in and get some minutes and build it up for the advantage of both the team and him," Coyle said.
"He played for the Under-23s at Stoke and went away with Northern Ireland, he did all the training there and came back to play in a behind-closed-doors match and did very well. His last game at a high level was the European Championships, but he stepped into the game at QPR and felt very good," Coyle added.
Owen was impressed with Evans' performance during their host to Rotherhan United on Saturday, the Northern Ireland international effectively appeared in the clash through his vibrant assist to Craig Conway which made it 1-1 at 22nd minutes due to the 12th minutes goal from Daniel Ward of Rotherham while the match ended 4-2 in favour of Rovers.
He has been yellow-carded three times in his four appearances with two super assists against Queens Park Rangers 1-1 draw and Rotherham United 4-2 victory. The Riversiders sit at 20th on the Championship league table with 8 points gathered in 9 matches.
With Corry’s return to the team, there have been some feasible and visible improvements in the team’s confidence and performance and that should boost the Rovers' performance and morale against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.