Sunderland midfielder Corry Evans is not part of the latest Northern Ireland (NI) squad for the current set of international games after he was left out of the squad named by manager Ian Baraclough. Corry Evans was one of the senior players left out of the latest set of international matches.

A statement from Northern Ireland conveying the fact that some senior players have been left out of the current set of international games said they were absent due to a mixture of club commitments, fatigue or injury after a gruelling season. Apart from Evans, the likes of Craig Cathcart (Watford defender), Josh Magennis (Wigan Athletic striker), Shane Ferguson (Rotherham United wing-back), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United midfielder), Conor Hazard (HJK Helsinki goalkeeper), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen winger) and Tom Flanagan (Shrewsbury Town defender) were also left out of the Northern Ireland squad.

Sunderland skipper Corry Evans won’t play a part for Northern Ireland in any of the four international games this month starting with the UEFA Nations League clash with visitors Greece which ended in a 1-0 win for the away team. Northern Ireland are in Group C2 as far as the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League campaign is concerned. They are in the same group alongside Cyprus, Greece and Kosovo. In their first game in the group, Anastasios Bakasetas scored on the 39th minute to give Greece the aforementioned win over the Northern Ireland team. In the other group game, Valon Berisha scored one of the goals as Kosovo secured a 2-0 win in Cyprus.

Northern Ireland are next in action when they take on hosts Cyprus on Sunday with the two teams hoping to bounce back from the respective defeats suffered at the start of the games in the group on Thursday. Northern Ireland are in Kosovo next week Thursday for their third Group game before they host Cyprus three days later. The remaining two group games against Kosovo at home and Greece away from home will be played in September 2022.