LUKAS Jutkiewicz has paid tribute Wanderers for helping him back into the Premier League.

Writing on his official Twitter account, the striker who spent four-and-a-half successful months on loan with Bolton from Middlesbrough last season thanked Dougie Freedman and the fans for their support.

The 25-year-old signed a three-year deal with Burnley today to end speculation that he could return to Wanderers once and for all.

But Jutkiewicz showed his affection for the club who plucked him from a difficult time in his Boro career and helped him into the sort of form that has helped him seal a move to the top flight with the following message.

“It feels like I've left two clubs today,” he wrote.

“Thank you to Middlesbrough for the last two years. I've met some wonderful people in the north east and leave with many fond memories. Good luck to Aitor (Karanka) and the lads for the new season.

“Thank you to Dougie Freedman and all the staff, players and fans at Bolton for last season. Whilst only being a loan player, I was made to feel at home straight away and enjoyed my time there as much as I ever have anywhere in my career.

“I will be forever grateful for that. I wish everyone at Bolton every success in the future.

“I'm excited for this new challenge that has presented itself and I can't wait to get started with my new team mates at Burnley.

“Thank you to everyone for their kind messages, they are very much appreciated.”