Dave Nugent - progress report...
Following the Pompey players currently out on loan is something that I 'hope', with the help of my fellow Vital eds/their sides members, to do more of this season to keep us more updated with how they are going.
We start with Dave Nugent, and will continue to follow him - even though it is 'highly unlikely' that he will return to Fratton - during his spell at Burnley with something that turfmanphil, from Vital Burnley, has written for us.
So, enough from me I will hand you over to Phil:
'Sounds like he had a rough time at Pompey and doesn't want to go back. Seems much happier back up North and I suppose you playing him out on the wing didn't do him much good and could have accounted for his low goal tally.
'He looks hungry for goals and after the Black Cats match we all have high hopes for him following that stunning brace. He is still not totally 100% match fit though and might be used more as an impact sub at the moment although we have now lost Martin Paterson (out for 3 months, torn cartilage) so he has more chance of starting.
'Nugent actually started against Spurs last Saturday and did look threatening on occasion but also tired towards the end. He would have hoped to have done better against old twitchy face Redknapp, but the whole team struggled in the 5-0 tonking. I read in the Sun that Harry never wanted Nugent at Pompey and was after Anelka at the time instead. It would appear the Pompey board forced the £6m signing on him? Is that what they are saying down your way?
'He needs a few more games under his belt before we can decide what to do with him but things are looking promising so far.
'Will be interesting to see whether we will sign him permanently come Jan window or at least extend his loan. I assume if he is still on loan when we play Pompey at Turf Moor in Feb he wont be allowed to play with the same going for the Fratton Park clash on 5th Dec.'
Thanks again to turfmanphil from Vital Burnley.
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