Nugent puts dreams to one side
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Nugent will put all thoughts of England to one side against Burnley.
Preston striker David Nugent will put all thoughts of England to one side to concentrate on Saturday's Lancashire derby with Burnley.
Nugent, who has been named in the England Under-21 squad to face Italy next week, is on standby for a call-up to the full squad.
Should any of Steve McClaren's first-choice pool suffer injury then Nugent could be thrust into Euro 2008 qualifying action against either Israel or Andorra.
Despite the exciting prospect of full England duty, however, Nugent is focused on league action for promotion chasing North End.
Nugent told the club's official website: "It's frightening really, especially when I am still playing in the Championship.
"The speculation is great and it is nice for me to know that I'm even being mentioned in relation to a full England call-up and hopefully if we do go up then I will get a better chance."
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Carlo Nash has extended his loan deal at Wigan for another month.