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CORRY EVANS: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER REVEALED

Northern Ireland midfielder Corry Evans is a versatile player who can also play at the heart of the defence. The Blackburn Rovers player featured for Premier League giants Manchester United for the majority of his youth career but was unable to make an appearance for the senior team before he left for Hull City in 2011.

The closest Corry Evans came to playing competitive football for Manchester United was when he made an appearance on the bench against Hull City on the final day of the 2008/09 Premier League season. He was an unused substitute during that game.

Corry Evans had already received an invitation to the Northern Ireland national team by the time he made the bench for the Premier League outing with Hull City. The 30-year-old utility player had played for the various youth teams in the colours of Northern Ireland before his call up to the senior team in May 2009.

The Blackburn Rovers player was named in the 19-man Northern Ireland squad alongside eight other uncapped players for the Italy clash. Corry Evans played 78 minutes before being subbed off for Shane Ferguson as he could not prevent Italy from winning 3-0 on his debut.

Corry Evans scored his first goal for his country with his first touch after coming on as a substitute against Slovenia. He scored the only goal of the game as the Northern Ireland started their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 away win over Slovenia.