Warnock: Nugent overpriced
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Warnock has called off his pursuit of Preston striker David Nugent.
Neil Warnock has called off his pursuit of David Nugent after claiming the Preston North End striker is 'outrageously overpriced'.
Nugent has been linked with a £6million move to Sheffield United during the January transfer window, although Preston insist the England Under 21 international is not for sale.
Given the forward's supposed price tag, Blades boss Warnock concedes he is happy the Championship club are in no mood to listen to offers.
"Derek Shaw (Preston chairman) has made it clear they've no intention of selling him, so we've moved on," said Warnock.
"In a way it's just as well because I think David is outrageously overpriced for what we are talking about.
"He is a good player and I'd love to have him, but at the moment it (the fee) is not realistic.
"I can understand that because Preston are trying to get into the Premiership."
Meanwhile, Nugent admitted he has no problem with Shaw, and manager Paul Simpson, saying he will not be leaving Deepdale.
Nugent told the club's official website: "I am happy, the team is playing well, I am scoring more goals and getting more chances, which is down to how well the team is doing and I just want to keep the run going.
"There are a lot of stories flying about, but both the chairman and manager have said that I am going nowhere and I am happy with that.
"All I am thinking about is keeping our promotion push on track and hopefully achieving promotion at the third time of asking."