MOWBRAY SUPPORTS CORRY’S CALL-UP
THE club-versus-country row is normally a staple of football, but Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is excited for Corry Evans to be back in action with Northern Ireland.
Evans has been out of action with a groin problem since January 2 but has been named in his country’s squad for the World Cup qualifier against Norway in a fortnight’s time.
The 26-year-old has started the last two qualifiers for Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland and, though some managers would be wary of a player returning from injury being over-extended, Mowbray has no such concerns.
“I don’t really get involved in the international set-ups,” explained Mowbray. “What I do know is footballers like to play for their countries.
“There will no problem. If anything, it will be a benefit if he gets some game-time and some intense training to build him up.
“Corry is a player I like, his talent and the way he receives the ball.
“He has soft feet, as I call them, and will keep the ball moving for us.
“So I’m looking forward to seeing him being fit, available and ready. He’s not too far away.”
SOFT FEET: Corry Evans