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Corry Evans has been struggling with injuries especially in the last few months but Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray has given his permission for the player to feature for his national team.

Evans is likely to be named by manager Martin O’Neill for the World Cup qualifier against Norway.

Northern Ireland are set to play a crucial game in the city of Belfast on March 26 against Norway and O’Neill wants a full-power squad to prosecute the game.

Evans has been on the sidelines due to a chronic groin injury since the beginning of the year. He has started the last two World Cup qualifiers for the country, but he might have to come from the bench if he would play at all against Norway.

“I don’t really get involved in the international set-ups. What I do know is footballers like to play for their countries, they want to play for their countries. If he gets called up, there will be no problem. If anything, it well be a benefit if he gets some game time and some intense training to build him up.

“He has trained with us for almost a week now. I would have to say he looks a very talented footballer, my type of footballer.

He picks really lovely passes, he’s got quick feet and a really good appreciation of the football,” the new manager said.

Mowbray showed that he was not the kind of manager to pitch players against their national teams. He said there would be “no problem” if Evans features. It also hints that the replacement for Owen Coyle is focusing on other issues at the club.