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Leighton Baines: My Everton future decided by others

Everton fullback Leighton Baines insists his future at Goodison Park is out of his hands.

The defender is coming back from long-term injury this month.

He said: “I haven't set any targets, you just have to see how long your legs will carry you.

“Those decisions are not yours to make. The hope is that you can carry on forever but everyone knows it's not possible and your body will naturally decline.

“I think whoever is at the club, the manager and the other people, will eventually make that call.

“The onus is on the individual – myself – to live my life right and be as fit as I possibly can so I can look at myself in the mirror when the times comes when they say 'you're not for us any more' because I'll have given it everything I've got."

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