Nugent loving England life
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Nugent has been made to feel very welcome by everyone in the England set-up.
David Nugent says he has been made to feel very welcome by everyone in the England set-up.
The Preston North End striker was called up to the senior squad for the first time as a replacement for the injured Darren Bent.
Nugent linked up with the rest of Steve McClaren's squad earlier this week ahead of crucial Euro 2008 qualifiers against Israel and Andorra in the next seven days.
And the former Bury hit-man has revealed he was given a tour of the facilities by captain John Terry on his arrival.
"I walked into the hotel and John Terry was standing in front of me, he welcomed me, showed me where all the rooms were, so it was really nice of him to do that," Nugent told TheFA.com.
"Obviously he's the captain - that might be his job to do that, welcome new players.
"He's a great lad, a great leader and it's just great of him to show me around the place."
Nugent is loving training with his new international team-mates, although he admits it is a step up from what he is used to.
"It's a lot more high-tempo, the training's really fast with the players that we've got here at the moment," he added.
"They're all Premiership players so it's the quality as well a bit.
"But I'm really enjoying it, I want to be here more often and hopefully now I'll get more chances in the future."