Date: 21st November 2015 at 10:23am
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Corry Evans’ Blackburn contract has been extended, meaning his future has been secured – at least in terms of what a ‘contract’ is worth anyway!

A new deal was announced on ahead of the weekend when Paul Lambert, of course, takes charge of Blackburn for the first time with Rovers at Preston.

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Evans, signed from Hull in 2013, has extended his contract at Ewood Park to take him through until the summer of 2019.

Having signed this new three-and-a-half-year deal Evans, who had no hesitation in doing this as Blackburn’s a club that now feels ‘like home’ for him, said.

‘I’m delighted to get it signed and I’m looking forward to playing here for the next three-and-a-half years. From the first minute I walked through the door, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time and I’m looking forward to the future.

‘It’s a great club to play for and going to Brockhall every day for training is a great place to go to work. Everyone around the club has been great with me, the fans have been great, so I’ve really enjoyed my time.

‘It’s probably one of the longest spells I’ve been at a club in my professional career, so it does feel like home. I’m really settled where I am and I really enjoy playing here.’

The Northern Ireland international, with his future now secured, will be looking to ensure he remains central to new boss Paul Lambert’s plans – which you assume he will or he wouldn’t have signed a new deal – to ensure he’s part of the Northern Ireland squad heading to Euro 2016.

Gary Bowyer was the man that brought him to Ewood and he paid tribute to the outgoing Blackburn boss, adding.

‘Gary did a great job and I’ll be forever thankful to him for bringing me to Blackburn and how he treated me was great.

‘It was sad to see him go, but we’re looking forward to working with the new manager now.’

As he said the 25-year-old is ‘looking forward’ to the new era under Lambert.

He’s only been in place less than a week but the former Norwich and Aston Villa boss has already made an impression on Evans and the Blackburn squad, he finished by adding.

‘The past few days have been really enjoyable in training, all the players are having a go and we’re looking forward to what lies ahead.

‘The new manager has been clear from day one with what he wants. He came in and told the lads what he expects and everyone has taken that on board so far.

‘We’re all hungry to try and take this club back to where it belongs and hopefully, under the new manager, we can get there.’

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