Jutkiewicz looking to contribute in any way possible in run-in

Lukas Jutkiewicz
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Lukas Jutkiewicz is willing to contribute in any way, shape or form in a bid to help the Clarets beat the drop.

The 26-year-old, who signed from Middlesbrough in the summer following a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers, has been used intermittently since the New Year, featuring for just over an hour in seven appearances from the bench.

The striker, who has yet to score this term, replaced Sam Vokes in the 59th minute on his return to Goodison Park as Sean Dyche’s side went down 1-0 to his former club Everton.

“Everyone on this team wants to help where they can,” he said. “If I get half an opportunity to help out the team and help try and put some points on the table everyone is going to take that. The main thing is to try and get a result.

“There’s still points to pick up. It’s tight down the bottom. We’re staying positive right until the very end. It’s five massive games really. It’s 15 points to play for and they are all as valuable as each other.

“We’re the same as we were on day one, it hasn’t faltered at any point. After 10 games when we hadn’t won and over Christmas when we were doing well it hasn’t changed, it’s the same mentality throughout.”

Jutkiewicz, who was brought to Merseyside by David Moyes in July 2007, added: “It was great, I thank the fans for that. They support the team really well, that’s one thing I remember from being here. The atmosphere they had at Goodison was always bouncing, so it was nice to be back.”