Nugent back with Burnley
Burnley have re-signed striker David Nugent on loan until the end of the season from Portsmouth.
Last Updated: 01/02/10 5:07pm
Burnley have re-signed striker David Nugent on loan until the end of the season from fellow Premier League strugglers Portsmouth.
Nugent spent the bulk of the first half of the campaign with the Clarets, scoring three goals in 17 top-flight appearances.
He returned to Portsmouth last week after starting for the Clarets in the 1-0 defeat at local rivals Bolton Wanderers, which plunged Brian Laws' side into the bottom three.
Laws confirmed over the weekend that he was still trying to bring Nugent back to Turf Moor before the close of the transfer window.
A deal has now been agreed for Nugent to finish the season with Burnley, who are also in the market for a midfielder before the 5pm deadline.
Nugent has struggled to make an impact at Portsmouth since his 2007 arrival from Preston North End and a return to the North West has helped to rekindle the 24-year-old's career.