Nugent taking his smile back to Deepdale
David Nugent spent most of the 2009/10 season with the Clarets, netting six goals in our first ever Premier League season, but he’s about to go back to his second club Preston North End having been released at the end of last season by Derby County.
Preston have confirmed that Nugent will return to them on 1st August although he is still recovering from the injury sustained in the first leg of their play-off victory against Leeds.
Nugent, who was with Preston from January 2005 until the end of the 2006/07 season, said: “I’m delighted to be back. It’s been a long time since I left the club, we came so close to getting promoted twice and hopefully I can come back and it can be third time lucky and try and get this club to the Premier League.
“I might be 34, but I still have plenty of running in my legs. I might have to prove that on the pitch if selected by the manager. I have not just come here to take anyone’s place in the team, I have come to be part of a team and help the lads achieve what they want to achieve.
“It’s a young bunch who are hungry to get to the Premier League. Hopefully the likes of Gally [Paul Gallagher], myself and some of the older pros, can help the young lads through it.”
Nugent came to Burnley on loan from Portsmouth and made his debut as a substitute for Martin Paterson in the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool. In the next game a week later he scored his first Burnley goals, bagging a brace in the 3-1 home win against Sunderland, again having come on as a substitute for Paterson.Share this page :