Midfielder Corry Evans has made a solid start to the Championship season, playing an important role in the midfield of a Blackburn Rovers side that has only lost two games in 12, helping them up to 10th place – just one point away from the Championship play-offs going into the international break.

Corry Evans has started eleven League games this season, only dropping to the bench once for Rovers’ 1-0 victory over over Bolton Wanderers. It was only the first time Evans has dropped out of the starting eleven for a League game since March.

Evans – now Blackburn Rovers’ longest serving player – has been impressed by the squad manager Tony Mowbray has put together and by the performances they have put in against some of the top teams in the League.

“We have played against a lot of the big sides and there has been nothing to fear,” Evans told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“We have a good group, a bunch of talented players and a good manager and I’ve seen first hand from teams coming up from League One, Southampton and Norwich, doing back-to-back promotions.

“It would be great to finish as high as we can.

“You have to be realistic, the teams coming down it can be a transitional period, we had it ourselves in League One.

“West Brom have hit the ground running, Stoke and Swansea will be up and around it by the end of the season.”

However, Evans does feel that Rovers could have more points at this stage of the season.

“We’re disappointed not to have more points looking at the Villa and Forest games, two that we will look back in hindsight and say we could have got three points.

“It’s been a good start and we’re relishing every game as it comes.”

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