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Redknapp: No Nugent exit
27 Aug 2007 - 17:37:07
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has revealed that Derby County are interested in signing Pompey's big-money summer recruit David Nugent.
The 22-year-old England international has made a slow start to life at Fratton Park and has been left on the bench for the last two games.
However, Redknapp is in no mood to sanction a quickfire exit for Nugent, who he believes will become a major player for Pompey.
He told The News: "Derby do want to sign him, they'd like him.
"But he's only just joined us and I'm happy to keep him here. He's a young player with a bright future.
"Obviously he wants to play, but at the moment Nwankwo Kanu's been absolutely brilliant, John Utaka's a threat and Benjani does well.
"It's been difficult for David, but he has to be patient."