Date: 27th September 2007 at 12:39pm
Written by:

David Nugent has told the Daily Star, interesting choice of papers in which to break his media silence, how he is hoping that his league cup winner can bring him further opportunities in the Pompey first team: ‘this competition gives some of the players who haven’t been playing that much a chance to prove themselves to the manager.

‘Obviously the priority is the League, but, as a striker, scoring goals is what gives you confidence, whatever the competition.

‘Now I hope I get a few more opportunities to prove myself’.

And so do I!

I have made little, or no secret of the fact that I hope that he gets a run of games, so I am sorry to bang on about this again, but I cannot stress enough how I feel the run of games we have coming up seems the ideal opportunity to give him this run.

It would give him a huge confidence boost if Harry Redknapp turned round and told him he was starting against Reading at the weekend. Given a run he will not only play well, but also create goals for others and score them himself, I am as convinced now as I have always been.

Reading are a good side but I can see us creating plenty of chances against them on Saturday and also see us scoring a few goals in what could be a decent win, with Nugent among them if he gets his chance – well that is my prediction anyway, if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match you ca do it here.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

To join the Vital Pompey debate – in the forum or with comments on articles – simply take a few seconds to register an account.