Can David Nugent break back into the England squad this season?

Leicester City

David Nugent has the solitary cap for England, but he did manage to score on his only appearance.

David Nugent finds himself in a select group of players who have played for England just the once and also managed to score the one goal. FIve other people join the Leicester City striker in that group including Francis Jeffers and Bill Nicholson. The others are Danny Wallace, Tony Kay and Paul Goddard.

Nugent made his England debut against Andorra in March 2007 under the dismal reign of Steve McClaren. The striker was still in the Championship at the time with Preston North End and took his chance when he came on as a substitute. It wasn't the most spectacular of goals, far from it in fact, he managed to knock in the ball when it was already on the line following a Jermain Defoe shot. Fair play to him though we all would have done it.

His career didn't exactly go to plan after that. In the summer of 2007 he moved to Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth side for £6 million but failed to establish himself at the club. A loan move to Burnley during their stay in the Premier League gave him a bit of a boost but he could not find his prolific touch that saw him delight the fans at Deepdale.

The 29-year-old finally found his feet in the Championship again following Pompey's relegation and 14 goals for them were enough to tempt Sven Goran-Eriksson into bringing him to Leicester City. 54 goals in three seasons for the club later and he has now helped The Foxes back into the top flight.

He has recently signed a new two-year-deal with the club and he will be one of a few English strikers in the top flight starting most games. Rickie Lambert's career has taken a giant leap forward since he started playing Premier League football with Southampton.

Lambert was 30 when he made his Premier League debut and scored 28 goals in two seasons for The Saints. He is now at his boyhood club Liverpool and has made seven appearances for England scoring three goals.

Who is to say David Nugent can't have a similar impact with Leicester City? The Foxes could take a few teams by surprise this season and as things stand Nugent remains their first-choice striker. He will be determined to make this spell in the Premier League count and he is capable of causing havoc for defences.

He has always been a tricky striker to play against with his nifty footwork, and burst of pace. Could surprise a few this season, and with players such as Jermain Defoe and Darren Bent unlikely to be on the international scene anymore, he may have a chance to add to his one cap and one goal.

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