Date: 19th March 2008 at 4:25pm
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Dave Nugent is making his Pompey return tonight, having been out injured since January – he will be starting alongside January signing Danijel Subotic against Arsenal at Westleigh Park. Sean Davis is also going to start in midfield.

Not since coming off against Plymouth at half time in our FA cup 4th round game, and subsequently having to undergo a groin operation, then apparently picking up some other kind of injury has he pulled on the Pompey shirt.

For a while it looked as though Nugent might not pull on the Pompey shirt again this season – if ever, as a loan move to Ipswich appeared likely, but this fell through? A possible loan move to Stoke was also abandoned this week, although West Brom are ‘said’ to be possibly interested in making a summer move for him should they go up?

If he can start banging in some goals in the reserves then you can never say never, but it is still looking a real uphill task for him to make inroads into the 1st team again this season, with the odd still looking more heavily stacked towards a summer exit?

His best chance of 1st team football again this season appears to be in the FA cup – what price a Nugent winning goal in the cup final, assuming we get there of course?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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