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Nugent desperate for cup chance

Nugent desperate for cup chance

The semi final this weekend is a game that everyone wants to be involved in and Dave Nugent is no exception. He has told The News how desperate he is to be given the chance as he looks to start repaying the faith shown in him by most fans after the large amount of money paid for him: 'Pompey have paid a lot of money for me and it's time I started showing I'm worth it.

'My match fitness is coming back and I think you will now see the real David Nugent. It's time to show the fans what I can do.

'The supporters have been brilliant but I feel like I haven't given them enough yet. Now I'm injury free it's about showing them what I can do.

'I want to prove I'm good enough for the Premier League. I want to show how good I am.

'I don't feel I've given enough to this football club yet so this is my time to show what I can do.

'I've got the buzz again and it's going to be nice to be involved on Saturday. We've got a great chance of winning and hopefully I can help'.

He also once again spoke about his desire to stay with Pompey and said he was not interested in any of the loan moves proposed to him recently, and despite saying he would think about them he never once seriously thought about moving on.

I thought that Nugent looked fitter, sharper and most importantly quicker during his brief cameo appearance at the weekend, as said at the time to see him take on and outpace the Wigan defenders several times was a joy to behold, and although it was only 25 minutes or so it offered plenty of promising signs.

I do not think that there is much chance of Nugent not being a part of the final 16 on Saturday but you cannot look past Kanu starting in a 4-5-1 formation can you? To be honest I would rather see a 4-4-2, but even if we do get this it would probably be Kanu and Milan Baros.

At the end of the day though winning it the priority, no matter how it comes or who plays!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday April 1 2008
Time: 4:02PM

Comments

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nugent has to play he looked good on saturday and he always gets a goal against championship opposition.Arry please pick : Nugent + Baros up front with kanu on the bench.
stfc ballboy
01/04/2008 16:34:00
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Start with Baros and Nugent, and bring Kanu on if needed in last 20 minutes.
Midge
01/04/2008 16:49:00
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I think we will start 4-5-1 & Kanu upfront. Later we may switch to 4-4-2, where as stated Baros may come on. A Baros?Nugent front line would work. I would like to see them run at the WBA defence. I'm hoping Utaka will be fit. WBA havn't played anybody who is higher than them in the league. A fast running & powerful unit like ours should give them a huge headache. We must win, we will win.
storagematt
01/04/2008 16:50:00
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its a shame that nugent and baros didnt have a bit of time together at the weekend, as it would have been good to see what they could have done - i do think they would work well together tho, and would work better than kanu and baros as a pairing... either way as said i cannot see past 'arry going any other way than 4-5-1 with kanu the lone man, i hope to be wrong tho...
pompeyrug
01/04/2008 16:54:00
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Come on Nudge yoooou can dooooo iiiiit!
tommo3146
01/04/2008 18:41:00
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It woulbe really ironic if he cam into the team and had a stormer wouldnt it. I would be really happy to be proved wrong and see him do well, but it is up to hm now.
Owenspompey
01/04/2008 18:46:00
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He can doooo iiiiiit all 90 mins loooooong !!
tommo3146
01/04/2008 18:50:00
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Do you reckon that he will be selected to start, or will he be on the bench?
Owenspompey
01/04/2008 19:03:00
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Tony Adams did say on Setanta this morning that Nuge could play, he stated that he'd done well for us this season in the cup
pentonpompey
01/04/2008 19:06:00
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Think he should start rather than come on late and try to pick up the pace of the game
tommo3146
01/04/2008 19:10:00
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