Former Everton prospect Apostolos Vellios joins Danish minnows on loan after Lierse struggles

The Greek striker will be hoping to help FC Vestjaelland out of the relegation mire.

Greek striker Apostolos Vellios was released by Everton this summer after three and a half years at Goodison Park. The 23-year-old often caught the eye in his fleeting Everton appearances. He scored his three goals for Everton in his first 235 minutes for the club.

But injury problems and competition for places left him out of the first-team picture and, after a loan spell at Blackpool, he was allowed a free transfer this summer.

He joined Belgian side Lierse SK in a bid to become the leading hitman he once promised to become.

However his time in Belgium is now temporarily at an end after he was loaned out by the club. Vellios has joined Danish minnows FC Vestjaelland on loan for the rest of the Danish Superliga season.

He even confirmed the news himself yesterday, posting on his official Twitter account:

Vellios played 14 games for Lierse this season but managed to score just one goal and get sent off the same amount of times in his uninspiring stay in Belgian football.

He will now be hoping to have a more positive impact on the Danish game. However, the former Everton talent has a task on is hands. Vestjaelland currently sit second from bottom of the Danish top division and therefore are in a relegation battle.

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