Blackburn Rovers midfielder Corry Evans is a major doubt for the club’s upcoming match against Middlesbrough on Boxing Day.
Hull City have been rather quiet in the summer transfer window so far and this might leave the club facing a shortage of players according to manager Steve Bruce.
Some couple of high-profile departures follow with the lack of replacements mean that Bruce is already fighting to keep the squad in the strongest possible shape. The Championship is one of the unforgiving leagues in all of Europe and it will take a lot of strength in order to get out of this division. Due to various budget cuts by the club owner, Bruce has not been able to strengthen the team as he would like to.
Corry Evans has been a major injury doubt for the upcoming clash against Brighton and Hove Albion, but the Blackburn Rovers midfielder has finally declared himself fit for this crucial match.
The former Hull City player is seen as an integral part of the team and without him Blackburn would have struggled to get a result. As it is, Gary Bowyer and his team will be boosted immensely by the presence of the Northern Ireland international. After missing much of the pre-season due to injuries, Evans was welcomed back to the team in the recent Capital One Cup game against Shrewsbury Town.
Hull City have already received several offers for their star defender Robbie Brady, but manager Steve Bruce admits that none of them have even come close to their valuation of the player. It is understood that Norwich City alone have made three offers for the player in the last week.
The latest of those offers have been taken to around £ 3 million, but Bruce has slammed such offers as ridiculous. He has pointed out to the transfer value of several players that Hull have either sold or purchased in the last three years. Even Brady was a purchased for around £ 2.75 million.
Blackburn Rovers defender Corry Evans says that he is keen on his team beating Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-final replay. After a 0-0 draw at Anfield, both teams will be facing each other at Ewood Park knowing that it gives the Championship team significant advantage.
With triumphs over Hungary, Faroe Islands and Greece, Northern Ireland made history as it was the first time in the history of Northern Ireland that they have managed to start a qualifying campaign with 3 consecutive victories.
Northern Ireland is located in the 2nd spot of Group F with 9 points having been collected after 4 matches. They are in a very comfortable location and the Irish squad is hoping they can continue gathering more points in their upcoming qualification match which will take place on March 29 at the Windsor Park.
Northern Ireland initiated their Euro’s 2016 journey with 3 successive victories against Hungary, Faroe Islands and Greece but their undefeated run reached its end after Romania blasted 2 goals past the Irish team in a match that ended in a 2-0 scoreboard with Romania claiming the victory.
Romania appeared to be the better team from the start of the match as the hosts launched warning shots from the early stages of the game but Northern Ireland somehow managed to not concede a single goal until the final moments of the 2nd half when Romania’s Paul Papp scored twice within 6 minutes.
Northern Ireland have been a surprise package in the Euro 2016 qualifying up until now.
They had managed to win every match, which had given them a great opportunity to reach the Euro 2016 finals in France. However, a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Romania has not only seen them surrender the 100% record but also the top spot in the group. Romania have overtaken them in the group as a result of this victory and are now one point clear at the top. Even though the advantages not very significant, midfielder Corry Evans said that he is gutted after the defeat.
The Belgian attacker of Aston Villa, Christian Benteke has been out of action and trying to recover from a ruptured achilles injury since April but all signs are pointing towards him making a return to the first team of Aston Villa as he might be able to make get into the squad just in time for Aston Villa’s upcoming Premier League match against Manchester City which is going to be played on October 4.
Blackburn Rovers’ start to the season has not been perfect after they have managed just one win in the three matches. The poor form continued after they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Norwich in a match that raises questions about the squad.
Manager Gary Bowyer, however, felt that a number of decisions from the referee went against his team in this defeat. Blackburn opened the new campaign with a 1-1 draw against newly relegated Cardiff. They followed this with a 1-0 defeat against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup that was a shock to many.