The Irish Footballer- Corry Evans is all set to return to the game of football by participating in the Premier League match against Tottenham on the 10th of February, 2014. Gary Bowyer (boss of Blackburn Rovers) was elated to announce the return of Corry Evans and Bowyer was as excited as he would have appeared when he was signing a new footballer.
For almost four months, Evans did not get a chance to play because he had sustained a serious ankle-ligament injury while he was representing Northern Ireland in the qualifier matches of the World Cup on the 15th of October, 2013 in Israel.
The manager of Blackburn Rovers, Gary Bowyer, has lauded Jordan Rhodes for scoring a match winning goal in the match against Watford which was played on Tuesday.
Blackburn won that game by 1-0 and moved up to no. 8 in the Championship points table. They currently have 15 points in 10 games.
Rhodes has been in great form this season. He is currently the joint leading goal scorer in the ongoing Championship. He has found the back of the net 9 times in his 9 appearances for Blackburn this season. The Huddersfield Town striker James Vaughan has also scored the same no. of goals.
Corry Evans is a professional football player from the Northern Ireland, who is an international player for his national team and plays as a centre back or midfielder for the Premier League club Hull City AFC. The brother of current Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, the younger Evans began his career as a youth team player for his hometown club before being signed by the Old Trafford giants on school boy terms in 2005.
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Corry Evans has been included in the squad of Northern Ireland for the World Cup qualifying match against Israel which is going to be played on Tuesday at Windsor Park, Belfast.
Evans was not a part of the original squad that was announced a few days ago. He was warming up before the match between Hull City and Crystal Palace and while doing that, he injured his quadriceps. He was not expected to get fit before Northern Ireland’s match against Israel. So, he was left out of the squad.
But, Evans recovery was quicker and he managed to get fit on time. He went through a fitness test a couple of days back and passed that.
Evan’s return would have given a lot of relief to the Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill as Evans will strengthen the midfield.
Northern Ireland has struggled in the World Cup qualifiers so far. They are yet to secure a win in the World Cup qualifying tournament. They only have three points in the bag at this point of time and they don’t have a great chance of qualifying for the world cup.
Northern Ireland’s previous match against Russia was postponed due to heavy snowfall. It was scheduled to take place on Friday. At first, it was postponed by a day. But, the conditions didn’t change the next day. So, the match was postponed again and the new date of the match hasn’t been fixed till now.
The weather forecast for Tuesday is also not good. More snowfall is expected and the match between Northern Ireland and Israel might also have to be postponed.
At Windsor Park, Northern Ireland has so far played a couple of world cup qualifiers and in both those matches, they have shared points. They obviously wouldn’t want the same result on Tuesday as they need a win badly.
The former Peterborough United striker George Boyd has been inspirational Hull City team in the last two matches, as he has managed to score two goals and help the team move into the top two positions of the Championship. His recent performance against Birmingham City got a lot of praise from the manager Steve Bruce.
The 27-year-old was one of the key reasons for Hull City managing a 5-2 win over Birmingham during the weekend. This helped the move just five points within the leaders Cardiff City in the table, while they look odds-on favourites to finish in the automatic promotion places by the end of the season.
Bruce has praised George Boyd by saying that he had not seen a better home debut by a player until now. Even though there are various factors within football like tactics, systems, and formations, all go out of the window due to a special talent such as Boyd. Bruce has also placed his ability to play alongside any player due to his cleverness. Hull City have suffered just one defeat in the last five matches. As a result, they have a two-point advantage over Watford, who are in the third position. Bruce took in charge of the club only this season, and he is aiming for a return to the top flight.
"If there has been a better home debut, I haven't seen one for a long time. He was terrific from first to the last. He's a good player. You can talk about tactics, formations and systems but this kid oozes ability. He can play with anybody. He's a clever footballer. He's made the difference today at an important time," said Steve Bruce. The next few matches will be extremely tough for his club, as they will be playing the likes of Crystal Palace and Watford in the space of a month.
The Hull City player Corry Evans has said that the midfielders at the club should be coming in with their share of goals in order to help the team get promoted to the Premier league next season.
Hull City are one of the teams challenging for the play-off position this season, while they can easily qualify for the Premier league automatically as well. However, they need to score a lot of goals from other areas of the pitch in order to do so according to the midfielder Corry Evans. The team is currently second in the Championship table after an impressive run of form in recent weeks.
However, the Championship is a league where the fluctuations are extremely high over the course of the season. In order to avoid the team getting dropped into the play-off positions once again, Evans has said that it is not enough only if the strikers score goals because the midfielders also need to score their share as well. Midfield players like Robert Koren and Sone Aluko have been extremely brilliant for Hull City in recent weeks. They have scored 14 goals between them this season, which is one of the reasons for the team not being over reliant on the strikers.
"We can't rely on Jay Simpson, Sone Aluko and Robbie Koren, everyone needs to chip in with a goal here and there. My goalscoring record is something I'd like to improve. If you're a goalscoring midfielder, that can add a couple of million on your head. There's not many about these days and when you do find one, they're worth their weight in gold," said the 22-year-old, who is yet to open the scoring for the club in the Championship this season. He has made 22 appearances in all competitions for Hull City.