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Nugent seals loan move to Burnley

David Nugent
Nugent scored on his only appearance for England, against Andorra in 2007

Premier League new boys Burnley have signed striker David Nugent from Portsmouth on a six-month loan.

The Clarets also have the option to make the deal permanent for the 25-year-old Liverpudlian.

Burnley's seventh transfer window signing is the latest high-profile summer departure from Fratton Park.

The once-capped England international has hit just three goals in 34 Premier League appearances for Portsmouth since joining them from Preston in July 2007.

Nugent is likely to be the final Burnley signing of a transfer window that has seen them recruit David Edgar, Steven Fletcher, Tyrone Mears, Brian Easton, Richard Eckersley, Andre Bikey and Joe McKee.

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And Burnley will be hoping his return to the North West can help him recapture the form that saw him score regularly first for Bury, then up two levels at Preston.

Having already been linked with plenty of big clubs, he was still with North End when he earned a surprise call-up to an injury-depleted England squad in March 2007.

He made his international debut as a late substitute for England in the Euro 2008 qualifier against Andorra in Barcelona, scoring the third goal in a 3-0 victory.

A record of 37 goals in 95 starts in two and half year with North End then resulted in his £6m move to Portsmouth at the end of that season.

But Nugent has endured a difficult time on the South Coast, failing to secure a regular place in the side.

And he has joined the trail set by Glen Johnson, Dimi Traore, Sean Davis, Peter Crouch, Sol Campbell, Sylvain Distin and now also Niko Kranjcar in leaving Pompey this summer.



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see also
Burnley secure Livingston youth
30 Aug 09 |  Livingston
Bikey completes move to Burnley
18 Aug 09 |  Burnley
Portsmouth duo fined over bust-up
05 Aug 09 |  Portsmouth
Burnley capture Fletcher for 3m
30 Jun 09 |  Burnley
Nugent seals 6m Portsmouth move
11 Jul 07 |  Portsmouth


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