Pompey star linked with January exit !!!

Portsmouth striker David Nugent may be set to join Premier League strugglers Derby County according to several newspapers.

The player who has failed to make any impression at Pompey since joining them at the beginning of the season from Championship side Preston North End. Nugent used to play under Rams boss Billy Davies at Preston.

Nugent is said to be growing frustrated at the lack of first team football at Fratton Park but you could hardly blame boss Harry Redknapp for not playing him due to the form of Benjani. It was also speculated that just before the close of the summer transfer window that Nugent was close to joining Derby just weeks after joining Pompey.

Nugent is said to be home sick at Pompey and often travels north for just a few hours to spend time with family and friends. Nugent cost Pompey £6 million but it is high unlikely that they will receive that amount if they were to let him go. The Derby strikers have struggled this season, none more so than record signing Rob Earnshaw and Nugent may be able to come in and do a job.