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Corry to get the call?

With Northern Ireland in the Czech Republic tonight, the midfielder could be set to play in Prague

14 October 2019

Rovers midfielder Corry Evans could once again represent Northern Ireland this evening in a friendly clash against Czech Republic.

The 29-year-old represented his country in the late defeat to the Netherlands at the Feyenoord Stadium last week in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

And he could get the nod to start once again for the friendly outing against Jaroslav Silhavy's side in the Czech capital.

Northern Ireland are unbeaten in the last four outings against the Czechs and came out on top in the last meeting back in 2017, winning 2-0 with Evans playing the full 90 minutes.

Manager, Michael O'Neill, believes that this is the perfect test for his side, who could well be in the Euro play-offs depending on later results in the group.

"This is a good game for the players against a good opponent," he said ahead of the encounter.

"If we don't get automatic qualification for the Euros then we would hope to have the opportunity of a play-off.

"And if we are in that play-off situation then we are going to have to come to places like Prague and beat teams like the Czech Republic.

"That is what we need to put into the minds of the players, that these are games that we need to find a way to win, especially when the stakes are high as they would be in a play-off."

Kick-off tonight is at 6pm.

Good luck, Corry!


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