Burnley 1 Bolton 1: Goalscorer David Nugent not missing life at Portsmouth

28 December 2009 12:25
David Nugent knows exactly what he wants for a late Christmas present - a move to Burnley. It will cost the Lancashire club £3million to end his Portsmouth misery. But that is a serious amount of cash to Burnley and the type of deal that can kill a football club. [LNB]No wonder Owen Coyle and his chairman Barry Kilby have already begun talks at least to extend the loan - which ends on January 22 - until the end of the season. [LNB]Nugent is not hiding his desire to stay up north. 'I am absolutely loving life here, the smile is back on my face and I'm playing a lot more than I did at Portsmouth,' said the one-time England striker. [LNB] Settled: David Nugent is hoping to extend his spell at Burnley[LNB]'I have been given a new lease of life at Burnley, I love the vibe of the club and if the opportunity comes to stay until at least the end of the season, I want to take it. I didn't really feel wanted at Portsmouth and now I feel good about myself again.' [LNB]The Liverpool-born striker will make his first appearance at Goodison Park on Monday, where he used to watch his beloved Everton. [LNB]Twenty-five members of his family are travelling to Merseyside, all hoping for Burnley and Owen Coyle's first away win in the Barclays Premier League. [LNB]Most were at Turf Moor on Saturday to witness Nugent's first start for two months and his excellent headed equaliser from Wade Elliott's cross that preserved a home record of just one defeat since promotion. [LNB]MATCH FACTSBurnley (4-4-2): Jensen 7; Mears 6, Duff 7, Bikey 7, Jordan 6; Elliott7, McDonald 7, Alexander 6, Eagles 6; Fletcher 6 (Blake 80min), Nugent7.[LNB]Bolton (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen 7; Steinsson 6, Cahill 7, Knight 6,Robinson 5; Taylor 7, Basham 5, Cohen 5, Lee 6 (Gardner 73, 5); KDavies 6, Klasnic 5 (M Davies 67, 5). [LNB]Man of the match: Wade Elliott.[LNB]Referee: Chris Foy.[LNB] He would have had a hat-trick against a poor Bolton side but for goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. [LNB]Bolton, meanwhile, need to improve significantly to get out of the bottom three. Saturday's shambles was a new low for Gary Megson, whose side managed two shots all afternoon - an unstoppable Matt Taylor free-kick and a weak Ivan Klasnic shot at Brian Jensen.[LNB] At least the Bolton supporters sang the manager's name at the final whistle. [LNB]Unfortunately for Megson, the homage was to their former striker Coyle, while the Bolton boss was again jeered as he headed past them and down the tunnel. [LNB]  BOLTON v Hull: Fabrice Muamba back to boost Trotters midfieldEverton v BURNLEY: Check-up on Caldwell and Carlisle ahead of Goodison tripBURNLEY FC

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