Leicester City's David Nugent is a real quality finisher – Andy King
David Nugent's sublime finish against Nottingham Forest may have had the television pundits purring but Leicester City team-mate Andy King says finishes like that are the norm in training.
Nugent, who should shake off a neck injury so he can continue his goalscoring form against Ipswich tomorrow, put City 2-1 in front with a deft, first-time touch over Forest keeper Lee Camp.
It was a goalpoacher's finish and made it seven for the season so far for the former England international, and King says Nugent has more quality finishes in his locker.
"He does that in training," said King.
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"He is good in training and probably has more shots than anyone else. He is greedy in training, as all strikers are, and I tell him all the time.
"He has been brilliant and he is on the goal trail again this season.
"That is good for everyone involved in the club that he is scoring regularly.
"He is good around the camp. He has brought real quality on the pitch and he is a good guy off it as well.
"Everyone gets on well in the squad in general. We are quite lucky in that.
"We have great team spirit and I think you can see that on the pitch. Everyone was working together.
"But when you have a top quality player like Nugent you always have a chance.
"He has played at the top level and to be able to produce that piece of magic was no surprise to anyone who knows him and has seen him play. We have seen him do it on a regular basis."
Another City team-mate who would have appreciated Nugent's finish is fellow striker Jeff Schlupp, but he would have had a very different view of the goal after being asked to deputise for Paul Konchesky at left-back.
Despite his inexperience in defence, Schlupp produced a good performance, said King.
"He did very well," he added.
"He will have learned from probably the best in the league having watched Konch for a year and a bit to see how he plays.
"With his natural athleticism, he will have an edge, I thought he did brilliantly, not only against a good side but also up against a very good individual player in Andy Reid. I thought Jeff did well against him.
"He is versatile and, because he has that speed, he can play in different positions. He can play left-midfield and left-back, as he has shown.
"That is great for the team, to have a player who can do such a good job in every position."