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Leicester City in the EFL: Remember David Nugent? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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Leicester City’s decision to sign David Nugent in 2011 turned out to be somewhat of a masterstroke as he regularly delivered the goods for the club during his time at the King Power Stadium.

In his debut season, the forward managed to find the back of the net on 15 occasions for the Foxes in the Championship as they finished ninth in the league standings.

Nugent reached double figures in terms of the goals in the following campaign before taking his game to new heights during the 2013/14 season.

The forward scored 20 goals and provided 12 assists for his team-mates in 46 league appearances for the club as they achieved promotion to the Premier League.

After failing to deliver the goods on a consistent basis in the top-flight, Nugent parted ways with Leicester in 2015 as he sealed a move to Middlesbrough.

Whilst the Foxes went on to win the Premier League title in the following campaign, the forward managed to produce some eye-catching displays for Boro as he helped the club seal promotion by providing 16 direct goal contributions in the Championship.

Used sparingly by Middlesbrough in the top-flight, Nugent secured a move to Derby County in 2017.

The forward went on to score 17 league goals for the club during his time at Pride Park before opting to rejoin Preston North End in 2019.

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Despite possessing a wealth of experience at Championship level, the former Leicester man was unable to step up to the mark for the Lilywhites in the 2019/20 campaign as he only scored once in 25 appearances.

Following a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers last season, Nugent was released by Preston earlier this year.

Yet to find a new club, the 36-year-old is currently a free-agent.

When you consider that Nugent has made over 550 league appearances at senior level during his career, it will be intriguing to see whether a team in a lower division decides to turn to him for inspiration in the coming months.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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Article title: Leicester City in the EFL: Remember David Nugent? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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