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Luke urged to leave City - 03/07/2006

Luke urged to leave City
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Outgoing Australia coach Guus Hiddink has urged midfielder Luke Wilkshire to leave Bristol City for 'a proper league'.

The 24-year-old impressed the former Holland, South Korea and PSV Eindhoven boss with his displays for The Socceroos at the World Cup, having become the first Ashton Gate player to play in football's showpiece event.

The former Middlesbrough player, who is currently out of contract, is widely tipped for pastures new this summer after failing to establish himself in Gary Johnson's first team last season.

Dutchman Hiddink thinks Wilkshire can offer more at a higher level than he has done in League One with The Robins, with the soon-to-be appointed Russia boss prepared to aid him in finding a new club.

"He doesn't know his own possibilities because he is a modest player, too modest," Hiddink told the Bristol Evening Post.

"But when you see him playing (against Italy), he wasn't a star player but doing a very good job.

"This guy should play in a proper league, Belgium or Holland.

"He's a very good team player who can help players more in the picture do their job.

"If he asks me and I have contacts, then I will draw attention to him."

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