The striker, 28, fell below Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane in the pecking order but has scored four goals in 10 games this season.
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'The fact that I didn't play for almost six months wasn't pleasant. But when you have a chance to prove yourself you must do it,' Pavlyuchenko said.
'You just have to wait for your moment and score goals. If I scored every time I would be in the team all the time, no doubts.
'I hope this year it won't be the same story. To be honest, in the last year when I didn't play much I had thoughts about returning to Russia. Now I do not want to move back.'
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