Coyle keen to retain Nugent

Burnley boss Owen Coyle remains hopeful of being able to broker a permanent deal for loan striker David Nugent, who scored in the 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

The 24-year-old England international has scored three times in 14 games for the Clarets, having moved to Turf Moor on loan from Portsmouth earlier this season.

Coyle commented:"I speak to David on as daily basis and he enjoys being at the club.

"He feels part of what we are trying to do and there is a smile on his face. There is an energy about him.

"He has all the attributes a striker needs and I feel I could make him an even better player.

"David could have had a hat-trick today and he knows I would love to keep him and my opinion of him.

"I hope we can extend 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."

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