Corry Evans is expected to be part of the Northern Ireland squad for their upcoming internationals, despite his recent injury troubles.

Tony Mowbray even feels that going away with his country could be beneficial for the 30-year-old who hasn’t featured for Rovers since a substitute appearance in the opening day defeat at Bournemouth.

Since then he has been ruled out by a bruised foot which followed the broken toe which kept him out of the final eight matches of last season.

Evans won his 61st cap during the September international break, starting the 1-1 draw with Romania but wasn’t involved in the heavy home defeat to Norway.

It is a crunch time for Northern Ireland, and new boss Ian Baraclough, whose side travel to face Bosnia & Herzegovina in a Euro 2020 play-off semi-final next Thursday, before a Nations League double-header against Austria on October 11 and an away trip to Norway on October 14.

Evans returned to training with Rovers on Thursday, after three weeks out, but is expected to part of his national team’s matches.

Mowbray will be able to keep a close eye on his midfielder however, with his technical Damien Johnson also a part of Baraclough’s backroom team.

Asked if Evans would feature for Northern Ireland for their upcoming games having returned to Rovers training, Mowbray said: “I’m anticipating Corry will go with them.

“They’re experienced enough, and we have Damien Johnson as part of the set-up as well, that Corry has been out for a good few weeks now and yet it might benefit him training and potentially playing a part in some games.

“Hopefully on the back of the international back he’ll come back more ready for us.”