Burnley confident of keeping Nugent
And I think it is no surprises that they are so confident, right?
Burnley manager Owen Coyle had recently said that the wanted to sign Dave Nugent on a permanent basis, and this has been back up by Burnley chairman Barry Kilby who is also keen to secure his signature.
He feels that Nugent would jump at the chance to join Burnley no questions asked, so long as a deal can be agreed with us: 'we're in discussions with Owen now to see what we can do.
'We're sitting down and seeing where we can strengthen.
'I think David would come here like a shot and we'd like him here but we'd have to negotiate with Portsmouth when his deal is up.'
Clearly things have not, and will not, work out with him at Pompey so it is best for all concerned for him to move on - and move on permanently, although we WILL be keen to recoup as much as we can, right?
You can argue 'he was not given a proper go' as a striker, which he probably was not, but then again you can also say that 'if' you are a striker when presented with chances - and he had some absolutely sitters - you 'should' be able to do better regardless as to what position you are actually assigned to.
I was one of those, one of many that desperately wanted it to work for Nugent with us, the truth is this was probably the wrong move for him, of course Harry Redknapp's treatment of him early on maybe broke him beyond repair.
If truth be known stories that have been told direct to me, and others that I know - from those who would know - seem to suggest that he only joined Pompey because he was being pressured into a decision from another manager that would not wait for him to decide what he was going....
Although I would seriously question the 'suggestion' coming out that Coyle feels Nugent CAN play against us next weekend!
I know in the championship you can face you parent club, but that is ONLY if this is agreed at the time of the loan - premier league rules are different though as you are not allowed, under any circumstance, to face you parent club are you?
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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