Ademola Lookman eyes more playing time with Everton

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After delivering a five-star performance in the Toffees’ win on Thursday, the 20-year-old has set his sights on breaking into the first team setup

Everton striker Ademola Lookman has set his sights on playing more regularly after his impressive showing in his side’s 3-0 win over Apollon Limassol in Thursday's Uefa Europa League encounter.

The Anglo-Nigerian grabbed a first-half brace and Nikola Vlasic rounded off the scoring as the Toffees recorded their first win in the group stages of Europe’s second tier club competition.

Despite the win, however, the Goodison Park outfit will not be progressing into the Europa League knockout phases and the pacey forward is hoping his impressive display against the Tsirion Stadium outfit will convince manager Sam Allardyce of his quality.

"I believe in my ability; I know what I can d,” Lookman told ESPNFC.

"It's always good to play and enjoy your football and I did that on Thursday, hopefully it showed.

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"[The Liverpool game] is out of my control. I can only do what I do on the football pitch. Once I get my opportunity I will take it.”

Lookman has scored two goals in 14 appearances in all competitions so far this term. And the 20-year-old will be looking to make just his second start in this season’s English Premier League when Everton lock horns with Liverpool in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.

Sam Allardyce’s charges currently occupy 10th place in the English top-flight standings with 18 points from 15 games played. And the Toffees will be looking to pick a positive result when they trade tackles with their cross-town rivals.

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