Date: 9th September 2016 at 12:51pm
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Corry Evans has barely kicked a ball since his involvement with Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 but the midfielder is back to fitness and ready to make his Blackburn return, potentially at QPR on Saturday.

A groin injury kept him out of the majority of pre-season, when he was back from the Euros, but he made his Blackburn return in the development squad ahead of the international break with Owen Coyle happy for him to link up with Northern Ireland during it.

Evans didn’t play a part in the World Cup qualifier with the Czech Republic but turned out for most of the behind closed doors friendly win over Accrington this week with Coyle likening him to a new signing.

A ‘debut’ if you will could be possible tomorrow with loan arrivals Marvin Emnes and Martin Samuelsen also candidates with the boss told the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘Corry had a very good Euros, he`s a very good player, and he`s one I`ve always admired, so to be honest him coming back is like getting a new signing. We`ve not had the good fortune of having him involved yet but he`s now played 45 minutes for the reserves, did great in that, then went away with Northern Ireland, and then played 70-75 minutes for us on Tuesday.’

He and Charlie Mulgrew, who is also another new arrival with the former Celtic man coming in on as a free agent, were also praised with Coyle adding the sooner all are up to full speed the better as we look to turn around the poor start to the season.

‘He did very well (against Stanley), he looked a really good player, and along with Charlie and Marvin coming in, Corry is like a new player to us. I`m delighted with that. We`ll see how their (Evans and Mulgrew) legs have recovered from the game but they have stepped it up and, whether they`ll be in contention to be part of the squad, we`ll deliberate on it from there. But the sooner we get them up to speed the better because they are going to be very good players.’

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