Nugent out to silence critics
David Nugent believes he can prove the doubters wrong after joining Burnley on a six-month loan.
Last Updated: 02/09/09 5:21pm
David Nugent believes he can prove the doubters wrong after joining Burnley on a six-month loan deal.
Nugent has struggled to regularly produce his best form since joining Portsmouth in July 2007 but he is confident the switch to Turf Moor will revitalise his career.
The 24-year-old was regarded as one of the finest strikers in the country when he was at Preston and he expects to do well for the Clarets.
"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," Nugent told the 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."
Happy to stay
Nugent hopes to help Burnley maintain their impressive start to the season and admits he would be open to a longer stay with the club, possibly even a permanent deal.
He added: "I'm delighted to be coming to a club that is doing well.
"I know a lot of people wrote Burnley off, but they have started very well and hopefully I can help carry that on, score a few goals and get them even further up the table.
"It's a club with ambition. I spoke to the manager and he sounded very ambitious about the club and the way he plays, and that made the decision really.
"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."