Date: 29th August 2007 at 5:41pm
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David Nugent has confirmed to sky sports news that he is happy and wants to stay to prove that he is good enough to play for Pompey, as well as England ‘I am happy at Portsmouth. I don’t want to leave, I’ve never wanted to leave.

‘I am happy to compete for my place and try and get this club into Europe.

‘I understand I am going to have to fight hard to get a place in the team but I am prepared to do that.

‘I want to prove to Harry Redknapp and Steve McClaren that I am good enough to play for this club and my country’.

That will do me, this is all I wanted and had to hear.

If I did not like the fella before, which I did, I certainly do even more now as he has only upped his estimations in my mind by deciding he does not want to take the easy way out by moving on.

We have said all along, well the vast majority anyway, that Nugent will be a big hit with Pompey, not just this season, but in the long run, so although this does not necessarily mean this is the end of the matter it should be, so his goal against Leeds can now hopefully be the first of many for this club.

Harry Redknapp said it was up to Nugent what he did, he has made his feelings known, so now we will find out if it really was up to Nugent what happened.

So, this is hopefully one player kept that we wanted kept, now it is time to see if the others, such as Matty Taylor and Gary O’Neil – for example – are allowed to remain here as well.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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