Nugent aims to silence critics
03 Sep 2009 - 08:14:57
Striker David Nugent is determined to silence his doubters following his move from Portsmouth to Burnley.
The 24-year-old frontman has so far failed to make an impact in the Premier League during his two seasons with Pompey.
One one-time capped England striker has struggled to hold down a first-team place following his £6million signing from Preston North End in 2007, but is now hoping to kick-start his top-flight career following his loan switch to Turf Moor.
"Once you're a goalscorer I think you will always score goals and I believe I will. Hopefully I will get chances and stick them away," he told his new club's official website.
"I haven't played much over the last two years. At Portsmouth I had half-an-hour here or 20 minutes there and I don't think that's long enough.
"I have missed playing and hopefully I will get that at Burnley and show people what I can do.
"It will be good to play a few games and hopefully prove a few people wrong. I can't wait to get started."
Nugent has even suggested that he could make his six-month loan into a permanent transfer should his move to Turf Moor prove a success.
He added: "If I come through and do well I would love to extend it until the end of the season and then there is an option to make a payment.
"It will be great if that happens, but I have to show the gaffer what I can do."