It's not just about the goals
Tony Adams has said exactly what we have been saying about Dave Nugent in as much that so long as he keeps giving his all - as he did against City last weekend - the rest will take care of itself...
Speaking in The News the Pompey no.2 had words of praise for him: 'David came on and worked very hard for the team, created himself a couple of chances and he was very unfortunate.
'As well as the one that hit the post, I think the second one was going in until Micah Richards got in the way of it.
'But if David keeps doing that, he will carve himself out a career here'.
Obviously in the long run he will be judged by his goals, but so long as he keeps persevering these will eventually come...
Clearly for his own confidence that goal needs to come, but Nugent need look no further than his own team mate Benjani for proof that so long as he keeps working hard and plugging away the fans will never turn on him - and all the signs are pointing towards this being the case.
In fact Nugent has again been speaking to the Pompey site yesterday saying how much he is enjoying life with Pompey and how much he is learning from the likes of Kanu and Benjani.
Also, in other news Marc Wilson has again left Pompey for another loan spell, this time with Luton for an initial month long stay - after a loan with Bournemouth earlier this season.
Wilson is highly rated by Pompey, rated enough for the club to have given him a new contract in the summer but although he is training with the 1st team regularly he has not been able to make the breakthrough yet.
Clearly it is going to hard for him to make his breakthrough, but if he is good enough this will eventually come - at 20 years of age he still has plenty of time ahead of him.
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