Corry Evans says international matches in June are disruptive – but he’s targeting a six-point haul for Northern Ireland next month.

Michael O’Neill’s side face an away double-header against Estonia and Belarus on June 8 and June 11.

The Rovers midfielder has already taken part in a three-day training camp in Manchester and has been named in O’Neill’s final 27-man squad.

After wins at Windsor Park over the two sides in March’s internationals, which Evans missed through injury, Northern Ireland will be looking to keep up their good form and move to 12 points from their opening four games.

Evans was given extra time off by Rovers last summer, not taking part in the week-long training camp in Austria, and Tony Mowbray will again weigh up when the 28-year-old will join up with the squad.

He played 35 times for Rovers this season and has 52 international caps to his name which he will be looking to build on next month. And with games against Holland and Germany around the corner, Evans knows the importance of games against Belarus and Estonia.

“I have two games in the summer and it’ll be quite disruptive, but I’ve made sure I’m ready for it,” said Evans.

“We’ve had a couple of training sessions to get us ready, we’ll play two games and then I’ll get a few weeks off to holiday.

“We’ve got a difficult group with Holland and Germany and it’ll be difficult to displace one of them. But if we beat Belarus and Estonia then it’ll put us onto 12 points and then we’ll see if we can nick from the other games, which will be a real bonus for us.”

Evans’ early years at Rovers were blighted by groin injuries which saw him miss the entirety of the second half of the 2016/17 season.

He failed to feature in any of the 15 matches that Mowbray took charge of after replacing Owen Coyle as Rovers battled to try and avoid relegation.

But he has become something of a mainstay of the side in the last two seasons, with 33 Championship starts and two substitute appearances this season, following on from 32 in the League One promotion-winning campaign.

He has been putting in the hard yards during the close season, pictured working with team-mate Charlie Mulgrew in Dubai.

And he added: “I’ve been happy with my performances and I’ve felt good and strong throughout the season.

 “The last couple of years I’ve felt really good about my body.

“The work that I’m putting in behind the scenes seems to really be working for me.”

Mulgrew will also spend time on national duty this summer having been named in the Scotland squad for games with Cyprus (June 8) and Belgium (June 11).

Jayson Leutwiler has been named in Canada’s Gold Cup squad which starts on June 16.

And Ryan Nyambe is in the Namibia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations which gets underway on June 21.