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Corry keen to complete a winning week

It was an impressive first home start of the season for the Northern Ireland international against Brentford

28 November 2019

Corry Evans started at home for the first time this season in the win over Brentford last night and has now targeting a three-point haul at Stoke City to complete a wonderful winning week for Rovers.

Evans was excellent against The Bees, producing a combative display on his 194th outing in blue-and-white and showing a fine understanding in a central midfield partnership with Lewis Travis.
 
He appeared for the full 90 minutes and was thrilled to play his part in helping Rovers to back-to-back wins and a third successive victory at Ewood Park.
 
"We knew what type of game it would be tonight against a Brentford team who are a good footballing side," he said after the encounter against the in form Bees.
 
“We had to be right at it both in and out of possession tonight and we did that really well, keeping the clean sheet as well.
 
“I think we should have scored more, but David made some really good saves.
 
“We were excellent, kept the ball really well at times and when we won it back we broke really quickly.
 
“They have some good attacking players who always ask questions of you, moving into pockets of space and attempting to get the ball in behind.
 
“But we were tight and compact and defended our box really well.
 
“Part of my game is to put tackles in, disrupt play and get around the pitch, and that’s probably why the manager puts me in the type of games.
 
“Dacky’s sense of getting into the right areas and getting into the box is a big reason for getting so many goals for someone who plays in the number 10 position.
 
“He gets in the six-yard box and it’s a typical Bradley Dack finish tonight," he added.
 
And the Northern Irishman will be hoping to keep his place in Tony Mowbray's side when the team head to Stoke City on Saturday.
 
Should he play a part, the 29-year-old could well experience the unique chance to play in a game which involves his club and national team managers, with Michael O'Neill recently appointed Potters boss and combining the new role with his Northern Ireland managerial duties.
 
“I came in and tried my best, and it’s up to the manager to choose his team," he added.
 
"We have a good squad, a lot of players who can come in and do a good job on a Saturday, so we’ll wait and see."

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