Corry Evans gets a call-up for the Northern Ireland squad
Northern Ireland has 2 friendly matches scheduled to take place on May 27 and June 4 as the team of Martin O’Neil has to play against Belarus and Slovakia respectively.
Corry Evans of Blackburn Rovers is a midfielder who has played for the Northern Irish squad a few years ago but it’s been some time since he has been able to represent his national side and the 25 year old was called up for a chance to perform in these upcoming friendly encounters.
Martin O’Neil will utilize these approaching friendly games as warm up and test to find out which players are performing better and more ideal to include for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches that Northern Ireland has to play in order to earn a qualification spot for the 2018 edition of the World Cup which is looming on the horizon.
"We will use the Belarus game to look at our options, our systems and how we play," O'Neill said of the friendly on Friday week.It's also a chance to look at personnel and to give players opportunities.’’ Martin O’Neil said.
Corry Evans is a consistent starter for Blackburn Rovers who originally joined the English club back on 2013 and after enjoying an impressive initial spell, he went on to sign a contract extension which will see him staying with the English League Championship outfit until 2019.
Martin O’Neil is hoping that Corry Evans can replicate the impressive performances that he has been doing with Blackburn Rovers and do it with his national side Northern Ireland, especially in these crucial stages where they are hoping and working to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
All the top football leagues from around the world have reached their respective end and this has allowed certain players to meet up with their national teammates and prepare for their matches at the international scene and this is what Corry Evans has been doing for the past few days.