McAuley welcomes arrival of Evans at West Brom

Jonny Evans has made the switch to West Brom. Photo: Presseye
Jonny Evans has made the switch to West Brom. Photo: Presseye
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Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley has welcomed the arrival of international team-mate Jonny Evans to West Brom.

Newtownabbey native Evans completed his move from Manchester United at the weekend. The centre-back, who won three Premier League titles at Old Trafford, joined the Baggies on a four-year deal.

Both Evans and McAuley are part of Michael O’Neill’s squad for this week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers with the Faroes Islands and Hungary.

“Jonny Evans was in a difficult situation when he was at Manchester United and not playing many games. But that has changed now and I am delighted he has joined my club,” McAuley told the News Letter.

“He hasn’t been involved at the club yet but from watching him in training in the past few days with Northern Ireland, he’s looked like himself.

“He’s been sharp, on the front foot and he will have no problems whatsoever.”