Nugent wants longer Turf Moor stay

Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Bolton saw Nugent score his third goal

for the club after arriving from Portsmouth, where he was out of

favour. His goal was timely not just for himself but also for

Burnley, as they had fallen behind to a superb free-kick from Matt

Taylor in the 29th minute. Nugent’s time at Turf Moor is due to end

next month but he said: “We have talked about a loan deal until the

end of the season. “Hopefully something will be sorted out sooner

rather than later. I am enjoying it here and scoring goals.” Nugent

could now retain his place in the team on Monday when Burnley face

his boyhood idols Everton at Goodison Park. Manager Owen Coyle was

refusing to give out any clues, however, as to his starting XI but

re-affirmed he wanted to retain the player’s services. He said:

“David is in my ear every week about starting. He is a great lad.

“Being an Everton supporter he would love to be out there. He has

certainly not done himself any harm with his goal against Bolton.

“He knows I would love to keep him and my opinion of him. I hope we

can extent the loan or maybe even sort out a permanent deal as we

want to bring young hungry players to the club. It is up to the

powers that be to sort it out.” Burnley turned up the heat in the

second half after going behind and Steven Fletcher squandered a

glorious chance before Nugent equalised. The former Preston

frontman’s goal came when he escaped his marker to nod home Wade

Elliott’s cross in the 56th minute. Bolton were then grateful to

Jussi Jaaskelainen for making two point-blank saves from Chris

Eagles and Nugent in quick succession as they again found

themselves on the back foot. Burnley had to settle for a draw,

however, and travel to Merseyside still looking for their first

away league win of the season. Coyle has nothing but respect for

his opposite number David Moyes, a man whose roots are also bedded

in Glasgow. Coyle said: “David is in the top bracket of managers

worldwide, no doubt about it. He is someone I have a lot of time

for. The thing I like about him is how hard he works. “When I was

at Bolton as a player he was at Preston. He used to come over and

we would chat. You knew then he was focussed on coaching even when

he was still playing. “David has really taken to it. You only have

to look at his record to know the quality he has got. “He has moved

them on year in, year out. He is the perfect role model for any

young manager.”