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Jelavic will soon resume normal scoring duties- Everton's Jagielka

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is confident that Nikica Jelavic will be back on the scorers list sooner than later.

The Croatian striker began life at Goodison Park with a flurry of goals, netting nine times in 13 Premier League appearances last term before backing that up with four by early October this season.

Jelavic has experienced a barren run of late, with just one goal in his last eight outings, but teammate Jagielka feels he will find his form again very soon.

"Everything was working for him when he came and now the person who is playing up front with him - Felli (Marouane Fellaini) - everything is coming off for him," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"Look up at Newcastle. Demba Ba was on fire then Papiss Cisse came and Ba didn't score. This season it is the opposite way round. That is the way cycles go.

"We'd love to have both Felli and Jela firing on all cylinders but it's not like Jela is getting into four or five good positions and missing easy chances every game. It is just not breaking for him.

"He knows we're supporting him and he'll get frustrated on the days it doesn't happen but we know he'll come good.

"And, at the moment we're doing OK without his goals so when he does hit the ground running again, he'll make us even stronger."

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