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Mowbray relishing Evans return

Boss eager to see midfielder in action after injury-hit campaign

24 June 2017

As the players return to first team training next week, boss Tony Mowbray can't wait to see Corry Evans back in action.

The Northern Ireland international missed the second half of the campaign due to a long-standing groin injury, but has been working hard over the break in a bid to be fit for the start of the new campaign.

For the manager, getting Evans back on the training pitches at Brockhall will be like having a new player on his books, having only seen him in training on a couple of occasions.

Corry has worked through the whole of pre-season so he'll be ready to join in with everybody else when they start.

Tony Mowbray

"I'm looking forward to having Corry Evans fit," said Mowbray.

"There were maybe two training sessions where Corry joined in when I first arrived.

"I can see that his ball retention is very high, he's very tight with the football, so I'm looking forward to trying to put a midfield together that is both competitive and talented.

"Corry has worked through the whole of pre-season so he'll be ready to join in with everybody else when they start. So as I've said I'm looking forward to having him fit and healthy and part of the squad.

"I think we are going to have to manage his introduction back in, not to throw him in and play him for 90 minutes straight away and put too much strain on his body. To ease him back into football.

"But I can see the very obvious talent he possesses."

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With adult prices starting from just £279, it means supporters who buy or renew a season ticket can see all the action at Ewood Park for less than £13 per game.

For more details, visit the new supporter portal 'My Rovers' at www.my-rovers.co.uk


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