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Corry: We know what to expect this weekend

Midfielder Evans appeared in both games against Sheffield Wednesday last term and knows their threats

1 November 2019

Corry Evans played in both games against Sheffield Wednesday last term as well as in the double-header against Garry Monk's Birmingham City in 2018-19, so he's probably better placed than most regarding what to expect on Saturday afternoon.

Evans was a regular in Tony Mowbray's team last term, but following the additions of Stewart Downing and Bradley Johnson in the summer, along with the breakthrough of John Buckley, the Northern Irishman has found game time hard to come by so far this campaign.

He was back in the team in last week's derby clash against Preston North End, providing a screen in front of the back four in a new look 4-1-4-1 formation implemented by Mowbray.

The 29-year-old impressed at Deepdale, and will be hoping to keep his place this weekend as Rovers look to return to winning ways following a barren run over the last few games.

“Sheffield Wednesday have done well this season and are in good form," the midfielder told iFollow Rovers when looking ahead to the encounter.

"We know that they will be solid with two banks of four and two strikers, I expect.

“They know how to get results. Garry Monk was at Birmingham last season and I think has a similar style of play with Wednesday as he did at Birmingham.

“He had Lukas Jutkiewicz up front for Birmingham and he’s got Steven Fletcher and Nuhiu up front for Sheffield Wednesday now.

“We need to learn how to deal with them from previous games. If we start on the front foot and get into them from the off then I’m sure we’ll do well.

“On our day we can beat anyone, we just need to be confident and positive going into every game," he added.

“We’ve got to perform, it’s about knitting it all together for 90 minutes."


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