Burnley boss Owen Coyle has expressed his desire to keep on-loan Portsmouth striker David Nugent at Turf Moor on a permanent basis.
Nugent, 24, is currently on loan with the Clarets until January after sealing a switch to his native North West on transfer deadline day.
The former Preston and Bury hitman netted two on his home debut against Sunderland in September, and Coyle admits he is keen to keep him at the club long-term. "David Nugent is a top-class player. If I could get him in permanently tomorrow I would love to do it," he is quoted as saying on skysports.com.
"He is probably similar to one or two others in that he is a bit frustrated. But that is what we want - competition for places."