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Perth Glory eager to hang onto Rukavytsya

Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell is battling to hold onto striker Nikita Rukavytsya. Rukavytsya hopes to spend the January transfer window trialling with European clubs as he seeks a move away from the A-League.

"You can see he's a quality young player but you've got to be wary if he goes overseas and doesn't play," said Mitchell. "Here's better playing here and learning the game and fine-tuning certain aspects of his game. You might have a bit more tempo in training (in Europe) but if you're not playing, you're not learning."

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