Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I Was Lucky to Play, Admits Juke

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I Was Lucky to Play, Admits Juke

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Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS

STRIKER Lukas Jutkiewicz bagged a brace on his first start this season as Boro stunned table-toppers Blackburn.

Back after summer surgery on a knee injury, he rifled a clinical opener then nodded in a second to secure the man-of- the-match bubbly.

But he said: "It looked like I was going to be on the bench again but Ishmael (Miller) felt his groin a bit in training and so the manager gave me the nod.

"I suppose it was lucky I played but that''s football. You have to work hard to put pressure on whoever has the shirt and force your way into the manager''s plans and when you get your chance you have to take it."

And the fit again frontman certainly did that. He led the line with an energetic display and scored two cracking goals.

"It's always nice to score and two is obviously better still but more importantly the team got the three points," he said. …

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