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Rovers duo delight local school

Corry and Jayson take part in Premier League Primary Stars at The Redeemer

26 October 2017

Corry Evans and Jayson Leutwiler got to know more about each other than they had bargained for when they visited a primary school just a stone's throw from Ewood Park.

The two internationals were special guests at The Redeemer on Jack Walker Way, where Blackburn Rovers Community Trust run the popular Premier League Primary Stars programme.

After taking part in a competitive game of dodgeball, the players made their way through to the main hall, where they took centre stage in an amusing Rovers-themed round of Mr & Mrs.

Roared on by a packed room of excited youngsters, the players had to try and predict the same answers to a series of probing questions, including 'who is most likely to turn up late to training?', 'who is the funniest?', 'who has the best fashion sense?' and 'who has the smelliest boots?'.

It was then honours even in a quickfire 'Getting To Know You' round, where the players had to guess the answers to questions about their opponent, such as 'how old is he?', 'how many international caps does he have?' and even 'what is his mum called?'.

The players were both great sports and they rounded off the visit by posing for photos and signing autographs for the young fans.

Evans said: "It's always nice to get involved with the fans, especially at a school that is so local to the stadium.

"Other than matchdays we don't get to see much of the young fans, so days like today, going out into the community, are great and it gives us an opportunity to speak to the fans and hear who their favourite players are and what we should be doing better and things like that.

"From my experiences in the past, they're always very opinionated, but it's all good fun, which is nice to see.

"I'm never one of the favourite players - I don't score enough goals for that!"

Although not a regular on the scoresheet, the Northern Ireland international was the last Rovers player to score at the DW Stadium, where Tony Mowbray's side visit this weekend.

Evans netted a superb opener in the 2014-15 clash away to Wigan, which ended 1-1, and the midfielder is looking forward to Saturday's game against the side who currently sit second in League One.

"It's going to be a tough game," said Evans. "They're flying at the top of the table, so we know we're going to have to go there and be at our best to get a result.

"They're at home, so they'll have to take the game to us. We've been working on that this week in training and what way we're going to approach the game.

"As I said, they're at the top of the table, they're playing really good football, scoring lots of goals, so it's going to be a really difficult game.

"But in recent games we've shown our dominance and hopefully we can carry that on."


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