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Friends reunited

31 January 2015

Corry Evans hopes to get one over a familiar face when Rovers take on Fulham this afternoon.

Today’s game sees the return of Ryan Tunnicliffe, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Ewood Park.

The midfield duo grew up together in Manchester United’s Academy and whilst Evans insists it will be good to catch up with the 22-year-old, he hopes to secure the bragging rights over the Fulham man come 5pm.  

“It will be good to see him,” said the Northern Ireland international. 

“He was quite popular with all the lads when he was here, so it will be pleasing to see him, but hopefully we can get the upper hand over Fulham and him.

“I’ve known Ryan since I was 13 or 14, so I’ve known him a long time. Growing up, he was always two years below me, so he was always in and around our teams and to have him come to Blackburn and play was great as well. 

“So we enjoyed playing with each other, but it will be opposing teams on Saturday, which will be fun.”

Rovers claimed victory when the two teams met earlier in the season – just days after Fulham’s former manager Felix Magath was relieved of his job – and Evans is expecting a much tougher test against Kit Symons’ side this time around. 

“I think they’re a lot different,” added the 24-year-old. 

“They’ve got a bit of stability about them now, with their manager, who seems to be getting things right down there.

“They have got quality. They’ve still got a lot of players there who are capable of playing in the Premier League, so it’s going to be a tough game for us.”

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