Coyle hails 'fantastic' Nugent
Striker joins from Portsmouth on six-month loan
By James Dall. Last Updated: September 2, 2009 10:10am
Nugent: Burnley move
Burnley manager Owen Coyle feels he has landed a player with 'fantastic pedigree' after agreeing a deal for David Nugent.
The Clarets sealed a transfer deadline day agreement with Portsmouth for Nugent to join the club on a six-month loan.
Nugent has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League since joining Pompey from Preston in 2007.
The 24-year-old striker has scored just three top-flight goals to date, but Coyle is certain he will prove to be an excellent acquisition.
"We are delighted to have got a player of David's stature," he told the club's official website.
"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."