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Jonny Evans to miss Bulgaria Match due to injury

Mon 11 October 2021 | 16:35

The former Manchester United defender will not be able to accompany his team in the upcoming World Cup qualifier.

Northern Ireland

coach Ian Baraclough has claimed that Johnny Evans will not be available for the World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria.

The Leicester City defender was absent from Northern Ireland's recent defeat to Switzerland, but rumors have it that he will have no problem playing Bulgaria. However, the manager confirmed that the former Manchester United defender will not have a chance to play in his squad against Bulgaria.

Baraclough said:

"He's felt under the weather and he's not been able to get in to Leicester to train, and not been able to travel.

"It's worrying for everybody - myself, Leicester and Jonny himself. He's not only got to think about his foot for the rest of his career but also after football as well. I believe he has made great strides with it and Jonny is a lot happier with where he is.

"The illness has probably more than the foot held him back a little bit.

"Myself, Brendan (Rodgers, Leicester manager) and Jonny, we've decided not to risk him, but he'll be back in training at Leicester and in with an outside chance to play against Manchester United at the weekend."

Although Qatar's doors are closed to Northern Ireland and they will not be able to reach the 2022 World Cup, they are trying to get the best possible results and all the upcoming matches are very important for them.

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