Ex-West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans gives his verdict on Wolverhampton Wanderers fans

Jonny Evans of West Brom protests to assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion at Amex Stadium on...

West Bromwich Albion were relegated last season, while Wolverhampton Wanderers were promoted.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club player Jonny Evans attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 18, 2017, ahead of the 2017 Premier League Asia Trophy being played on July 19 and 22.

Jonny Evans has told Leicestershire Live that he thinks Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were great with him.

Evans left West Bromwich Albion to join Leicester City in the summer, and when he flew back from holiday, he was greeted by a number of Wolves supporters at the airport.

Wolves had just been promoted, while West Brom had sunk into the Championship.

But Evans insists that no Wolves fans crossed the mark with what they said to him.

Leicester City FC forward  Islam Slimani  (L) fights for the ball with West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans  (R) during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC...

Evans’ new side Leicester are set to take on Wolves in the Carabao Cup later this evening at Molineux.

But the centre-back insists that he is not expecting a particularly hostile reception from the Wolves crowd, despite his links with West Brom.

“I think it might be alright,” said Evans.


“I was flying back from Portugal a year-and-a-half ago into Birmingham and I was surrounded by Wolves fans.

“They were all great with me and were chatting.

“They gave me a little bit of banter but other than that they were great.”

Wolves and Leicester are both expected to make changes to their line-ups for the cup match this evening, with Nuno and Claude Puel set to give a number of their fringe players the chance to impress.

West Bromwich Albion's Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans reacts after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at...

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