Home comforts work for ex-Everton striker Apostolos Vellios as he thrives in Greece

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The striker returned to Iraklis this summer and is in excellent form.

Greek striker Apostolos Vellios was released by Everton last 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 by Roberto Martinez.

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

However his time in Belgium was forgettable and a loan spell at FC Vestjaelland only had its fleeting successes.

In July he returned to his first club Iraklis, from whom he left to join Everton back in 2011.

So how is he getting on?

Everton fans will likely be pleased to hear that Vellios is finally living up to his potential.

Today he was named the Greek Super League MVP for a second month in a row after some excellent form for his new side.

He has scored five goals in ten appearances for the club, including a recent winner against Panathinaikos.

It may not have happened for Vellios at Goodison Park but it is good to see he is finally finding his feet.

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