Jonny Evans has today confessed that he is going to need to have surgery on his ankle, although hopefully when we’re not in the middle of a defensive injury crisis!

“At some point my ankle will need surgery,” said Evans. “It is a problem that has been bothering me since Christmas. We thought it might have gone away over the summer but it is still there. Every now and again I catch it and it will be quite sore for a while. Then the pain dies off after a week or so.”