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It was a proud night for the Rovers midfielder on Monday despite defeat in Bosnia

16 October 2018

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Despite defeat in Bosnia, Monday night proved to be a proud evening for Rovers midfielder Corry Evans who captained his country for the first time.

The Northern Ireland midfielder led the teams out in Sarajevo, but couldn't stop his country from suffering a 2-0 defeat, which keeps them bottom of their Nations League group after losing all three games.

Roma striker Edin Dzeko did the damage with a brace on the night in the Bosnian capital, to extend his side's 100% winning record in Group B3.

And whilst being disappointed in the loss, Evans admitted it was a "proud moment" to take the armand for his country.

“It was a proud moment for myself and for my family and has been something I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid," the Rovers man reflected after the game.

“It was a great honour, a real proud moment.
 
“Coming to places like Bosnia and Austria, if you don’t take your chances then you’ll get punished. 
 
“[Marko] Arnautovic scored the winner for Austria against us and Edin Dzeko scored both against us for Bosnia to win the game.
 
“There’s room for improvement. That’s been stressed. We need to move the ball quicker, but once they scored we lost our way a little bit."
 
Evans will now return to Rovers for training and is expected to be part of the squad for Saturday's home clash against Leeds United.

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