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Striker needs to go on loan - Martinez

Last Updated: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:28
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned striker Apostolos Vellios that he needs to go out on loan to advance his development.

Despite having featured under David Moyes, the 21-year-old has not played for the first team since January and is also finding it difficult to get into the development squad.

Martinez has warned Vellios that he needs to go out on loan if he is to improve his chances of breaking into the first team, something in the past he has not wanted to do.

"Going out on loan is something we're going to assess but it comes down to if the player is open to do that and in the past it doesn't seem like that was something he was ready to consider," Martinez told the Liverpool Echo.

"He's past the super-sub stage where he gives something to the team for ten minutes. He's at the stage now where he needs to be playing 90 minutes and start developing his decision-making over 90 minutes.

"If he does that I could see him having a role in the first team. We'll give it time but he needs games. We've seen his potential and in pre-season he's made sure everyone is aware of that.

"Hopefully we can get the next step in his development right."

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