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Rovers pair in action this evening

Corry Evans and Louie Annesley will both be playing for their countries tonight

5 September 2019

It may be an international break for most in the Rovers squad, but there's no downtime for  Corry Evans and Louie Annesley, who are both likely to play this evening.

Evans has linked up with Northern Ireland, who face Luxembourg in a friendly at Windsor Park on Thursday (September 5th), before hosting Germany in a Euro 2020 qualifier next Monday (September 9th).

Northern Ireland currently have a 100% record in Group C, having beaten both Belarus and Estonia at home and away, and Evans will hope to add to his 53 caps in the Belfast double-header.

It's been confirmed pre-match that the Rovers man will skipper the side this evening, and Evans is proud to take the armband again.

"I captained the team out in Bosnia for my 50th cap but it will be nice to do it at Windsor this time," the 29-year-old beamed.

"It's a great honour to represent your country but to be captain is right up there.

"Having momentum has helped us massively and we'll be looking for another good result against Luxembourg before the Germany game," he added.

"I think for the likes of myself and a few of the boys who haven't played much club football, it gives us an opportunity to get up to match speed and prepare right for Monday."

Elsewhere, Annesley, who was part of the Rovers Under-23s side that defeated Brighton 5-3 on Friday night, has once again joined up with Gibraltar.

The 19-year-old is in the squad for two Euro 2020 qualifiers – at home to Denmark on Thursday (September 5th) and away to Switzerland on Sunday (September 8th).

Gibraltar find themselves bottom of Group D, having lost their opening three group games.


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