CORRY’S OP WILL NOT HIT NI HOPES
BLACKBURN Rovers boss Paul Lambert has dismissed fears that midfielder Corry Evans will miss this summer’s European Championships for Northern Ireland after surgery this week.
The 25-year-old has been struggling with a persistent groin injury and Lambert says a spell on the sidelines has been prescribed as the best cure.
Evans aggravated the injury before he came off at half-time in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Ipswich Town and it was initially feared he could be absent for the rest of the campaign. But, while his club manager was unable to put a timescale on his absence, it is expected he will be fit for his country’s historic appearance at Euro 2016.
Lambert said: “Unfortunately, he got injured and made it worse, but hopefully it’s not for too long.
“The Euros is vital for any player. Corry is no different. It could be his first tournament, it could be his last.You never know.
“It was great for Northern Ireland to qualify. It was an incredible achievement and I’m sure he’ll want to be part of it.”
INJURY: Corry Evans