Rovers midfielder Corry Evans will captain Northern Ireland in their friendly with Luxembourg tomorrow night.

National team boss Michael O’Neill says it is just reward for Evans who has 53 caps to his name.

Evans previously captained his country against Bosnia earlier this year when he reached a half century of caps.

The 29-year-old is yet to feature for Rovers in their six Championship matches so far, but shook off a rib injury to feature in the Carabao Cup defeat to Sheffield United last week.

And on the honour of leading his country, who host Germany in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday night, Evans said: "I'm delighted.

"I captained the team out in Bosnia for my 50th cap but it will be nice to do it at Windsor this time.

"It's a great honour to represent your country but to be captain is right up there."

Evans is Rovers’ sole first-team player away on international duty and he will hope to feature in both his national team’s game during the break.

He has been a regular, when fit, for his country, and O’Neill added: “Corry's been a great player for me.

“Sometimes we need someone to do a specific job and generally that's Corry, and that's where he's been fantastic for me.

“Sometimes he's missed out on games where he's maybe deserved to play but there's never an issue, he just gets on with it, and it's a testament to his career how many caps he has.”

O'Neill has added Kyle Lafferty and Mark Sykes to his squad after injuries to Michael Smith and Jordan Jones

Lafferty is the second striker to be added to the squad since it was initially announced last week, with Shayne Lavery already brought up from the under-21s following an injury to Paul Smyth.