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The midfielder discusses the upcoming Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus

31 May 2019

Whilst the majority of the squad will be sunning themselves this summer, the games continue to arrive for a few members of Tony Mowbray's team.

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The likes of Charlie Mulgrew, Corry Evans, Jayson Leutwiler and Louie Annesley have all been called up to their respective national teams this week, whilst Ryan Nyambe will feature for Namibia in the African Cup of Nations at the end of this month.
 
Although the games, which are all competitive for the quintet, will be tough on the legs, they will prepare the lads for the return of pre-season in the final week of June.
 
And one of the five, Evans, is already rubbing his hands at the chance to earn another potential six points for Northern Ireland in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, with a couple of games to come his way next week.
 
"We’re in on June 2nd to meet ahead of two away games against Estonia and Belarus," the 28-year-old midfielder revealed to iFollow Rovers.
 
“I have two games in the summer and it’ll be quite disruptive, but I’ll make sure I’m ready for it.
 
“We’ll have a couple of training sessions to get us ready, we’ll play two games and then I’ll get a few weeks off to holiday.
 
“We’ve got a difficult group - Holland and Germany - and it’ll be difficult to displace one of them.
 
“But if we beat Belarus and Estonia then it’ll put us onto 12 points and then we’ll see if we can nick from the other games, which will be a real bonus for us."
 
It's another summer without an extended break for the long-serving Rover, but he admits he's not too bothered about continuing his game time.
 
“It’s good that I do keep my fitness levels up over the summer with games because you do lose your fitness quicker than you gain it," he added.
 
“I haven’t really had a break for quite a while now. I’ve always been playing international games, whether that’s with a training camp or abroad in South America like last summer.
 
“I’m used to it now, it’s what comes when you have spent the last 10 or 11 years playing international football.
 
“I’ll probably have a few weeks after that to get my holidays in."

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