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Lyons looking to follow Corry's example

Our latest signing says he looks up to Evans as a role model

4 September 2018

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New Rovers signing Brad Lyons says he'll be looking to follow in the footsteps of countryman Corry Evans during his time at the club.

The Northern Irish midfielder made a switch to East Lancashire from Coleraine on Tuesday, joining on an initial loan with a view to the deal being made permanent in January.

Asked about potentially playing alongside Evans at Ewood Park, Lyons said: "I’ll definitely be looking to learn from Corry."

"I think he’s a player I can really relate to, with his work rate at both ends of the pitch.

"He’s a great player who I’ve always watched for the national team, so if I can do what he’s done, I’ll be delighted.

“The first target is to get my head down and get used to the full-time training here. Then, it’s all about trying to impress whoever is watching.

"I don’t like looking too far into the future, but there are long-term targets there. I want to get into the first-team and impress the manager.

"If I can get a few appearances behind me, I want to kick on from there."

The 21-year-old says the positive atmosphere surrounding the club was a factor which influenced his decision to sign, and believes the only way is up for Rovers.

“This is one hundred per cent a club heading in the right direction; everything is positive and that’s what helped me sign.

"The club has rebuilt over the last couple of years and everything is on the up again."

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