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BBC Reporter: Sunderland are set to name Corry Evans as their new club captain

BBC’s Northern Ireland reporter has claimed that Corry Evans is set to be named as Sunderland’s new club captain.

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Sunderland are set to announce Northern Ireland international Corry Evans as the new club captain, according to reports.

BBC Sport’s Northern Ireland reporter Thomas Kane says the experienced midfielder is already highly thought of in the Sunderland ranks and will be rewarded with the captains armband.

Luke O’Nien had been linked with the role, which became free after the departure of both Grant Leadbitter and Max Power at the end of last season, but if Kane’s claims are true, Evans will be leading the team out against Wigan Athletic and Power at the weekend.

Evans has 65 caps for Northern Ireland and has also captained his country on occasion.

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