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Jutkiewicz admits time to leave Everton

Lukas Jutkiewicz has revealed he believes his future lies away from Everton.

The striker is currently playing on-loan at Motherwell this season.

Jutkiewicz insists there wasn't a hint of jealousy as he watched contemporaries Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell inspire the Goodison club to overcome Manchester United last week. In terms of Jutkiewicz's own journey, he regards Saturday's visit of in-form Kilmarnock as just as important.

"Me and those two boys [Gosling and Rodwell] are close friends," the former Swindon Town youngster told The Herald. "Things happen at different stages for some people but those lads have been given their chance and have taken it. I am delighted for them but this is just as important for me because this is my chance to show what I can do.

"Everyone's situation is different. I'm probably looking to get away from Everton. I think my time is up there, although the manager has to decide what he wants to do with me.

"But I am the happiest that I have been in years in terms of playing my football and in the environment I am in and I wouldn't want to change it. If there is a possibility that I could be here for longer than just this season I would love to explore that option but it is kind of out of my hands."

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