Clarets delight at Nugent coup

02 September 2009 09:21
Burnley manager Owen Coyle believes he has pulled off a major coup after signing David Nugent on transfer deadline day. The 24-year-old Portsmouth and England striker has joined the Clarets on a six-month loan deal in a bid to kick-start a career which has stalled during two years with the south coast club. Nugent has been a peripheral figure in the Pompey squad since joining in a £6million deal from Preston North End, but Coyle believes the striker is ready to shine in the Premier League. He told his club's official website: "We are delighted to have got a player of David's stature. "Portsmouth paid £6million for him and I think we would recognise that it has been a bit stop-start for him and he wants to get his career up and running again. "We have not had an abundance of strikers, so we have always been in the market and been looking to bolster that department. "We have got someone with a fantastic pedigree and I am sure he will be a tremendous acquisition for the squad. "He also had two other options from Premier League clubs and came to Burnley, so we are delighted about that."

Source: ESA