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Nikica Jelavic expresses thanks to Everton fans

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Everton forward Nikica Jelavic has written a letter to the fans expressing his thanks for their support during his stay with the club.

Jelavic signed a three-and-a-half-year-deal with Hull City this week after having a disappointing start to the season with Everton.

The Croatian striker scored seven goals last season in the Premier League but hasn't managed to find the target at all in the league this season.

The move to Hull seems to come at the right time in his career as he has struggled to make it into the Everton starting 11 and is looking for first team football.

Jelavic has only played six times this season in all competitions.

He is also looking for a place in the Croatia World Cup squad so needs to start playing more regularly.

Jelavic said: "I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Everton fans from the bottom of my heart for their support.

"They gave me their backing from day one and never stopped believing in me, which is something I will always remember.

"I believe the scoring run which I went on during those first six months (scoring 11 times in 16 appearances after his move from Rangers) is the real Nikica Jelavic and I'm pleased the Evertonians were able to see and appreciate what I'm really about.

"Everton supporters have a special way of making you feel like one of them, and even when I was not in the team in more recent times I always felt they were behind me.

"Playing for Croatia is something I also take huge pride in and with a World Cup on the horizon I was in the situation of needing to play more games to make sure I remain in Niko Kovac's thoughts ahead of the tournament in Brazil.

"Unfortunately that wasn't happening at Everton, and Roberto Martinez was very honest and up front with me about his thinking."

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