Wigan Athletic - Close Encounter of a Nugent Kind
It`s been reported by Brendan Flood Burnley FC operations officer, whatever that is, that Wigan Athletic were in the hunt for Portsmouth striker David Nugent before he opted for Turf Moor and the Premier League newcomers, phew!
Flood said: 'There was quite a bit of negotiating involved with Portsmouth and getting David in, because there was competition from Hull City and Wigan, but he chose to come to Burnley."
Now I don`t like to knock other clubs players and I know we were/are desperate to recruit a striker but David Nugent?
Nugent was excellent with Preston North End at Championship level though not prolific in the goal scoring charts, at Premiership level he has been an expensive flop.
Whilst at Preston the former Bury player scored 33 goals in 94 games, now like I have previously said not prolific but he was a good Championship player and brought others into the game and a goal in every three matches isn`t too bad.
A quick look at his Pompey career and we can see a bit of a struggle since he made the £6 million move south, in two seasons Nugent has only made 33 appearances and managed just 3 goals
At the Latics we already have one expensive Championship forward who cant make the step up in Marlon King, thank goodness we were spared another
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