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Evans More Patient Than At The Start Of The Season

“There’s only one Jonny Evans!” the Sunderland fans chanted on Saturday, keen to show their feelings towards their former loanee. He was quite a hit at the North-East club and back in August Evans claimed he had wanted to play their again this season.

He made his eight start of the season against Aalborg yesterday, which so far has been enough games to keep him happy.

The young defender has today said that he will be patient and focus on improving his game to earn more starts.

“I was not expecting to play as many games as this,” said Evans. “Wes has been injured and the manager wants to rest Rio and Vidic at times. It is nice to get a few games. I am keeping patient and trying to improve as much as I can.”


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6 Comments

  1. suhayl says:

    great lad..and it will pay dividends

  2. Costas says:

    He started very well this season with clean sheets against Villareal and Chelsea.In the last two games he has played though we conceded 5 goals(most of them soft) at OT.I think he still needs some protection and to be surrounded by the best defenders we have.But on the positive side,in these last games he might have learnt a few more lessons without a costly result for him or United.The future is his without a doubt.

  3. EastStandManc says:

    Johnny’s right, I didn’t expect him to play as much as he has, but Wes’ injury has been a blessing in disguise.

    The one thing I’m wary about is that he doesn’t seem to have pace like Rio does. His positioning is excellent for a CD of his age so it’s not too much of a concern, thankfully, but I do wonder how he’d get on against the likes of an Henry/Walcott/Vela/Torres.

    Good to see he’s patient though and good luck to him, Rio’s 30 and Vida’s not far off, so if he can maintain it, there’s a permanent first-team place up for grabs. May need to go on loan again before that, though, let’s wait and see.

  4. Kings says:

    Been impressed with every game he has played in this season.

  5. SteRDLK says:

    Brown says hell be back in 3 weeks, which will make Evans try even harder in training.

    Two games against Derby will do him good

  6. North Stand,Tier 3,Back Row says:

    I like the look of Evans, if anything I think he’s a cross between Rio and Vidic. And I definitely think he has more to offer the squad in the short and long term than Pique did. I thought we always looked that bit too shakey when Pique played, but if we had an injury for a big game now, I wouldnt think that throwing Evans in there would would weaken us too much (Im not saying he’s as good as either Rio or Nemanja though. Not yet anyway…).

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