Evans using Northern Ireland for fitness ahead of Leicester return

Evans using Northern Ireland for fitness ahead of Leicester return

Jonny Evans is coaching with Northern Ireland with a purpose to put together for Leicester’s last video games of the Premier League season.

Evans made his first look since mid-December instead within the win over Brentford final weekend.

The 34-year-old has now joined up with Northern Ireland and will get some worthwhile minutes towards Luxembourg and Hungary earlier than returning to Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers spoke to me on Friday afternoon and requested if I used to be in a position to play on the weekend towards Brentford and perhaps get some minutes from the bench,” Evans mentioned, by way of the Leicester Mercury.

“That opened up the opportunity of coming away with Northern Ireland.

“I in all probability wasn’t meant to coach with Leicester till this week, however I’ve been in a position to come away with the boys and get some minutes on Friday evening. I’ll begin the sport and assess how I really feel at half time. Both managers have mentioned it and I’ll see how I’m progressing.

“I’ll play one on this journey. I do not assume I’ll be bodily able to play in two, it is in all probability too dangerous with the brief area of time. Then we’ll see the place we’re after that.

“I’m happy with how every thing has gone within the rehab and the final two coaching classes with the Northern Ireland boys has been nice for me and precisely what I wanted. To play once more is good and I get pleasure from being a part of it.”

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