Leicester City striker David Nugent is gunning for Ipswich – again!
Leicester City striker David Nugent is desperate to shake off his neck injury so he can continue his incredible scoring run against Ipswich.
Nugent has struck nine times in 10 games against today's visitors to the King Power Stadium (3.0) during spells with Preston, Portsmouth and City.
He has even notched a goal at Portman Road for England Under-21s.
Nugent has failed to score against Ipswich on only three occasions, and all of them were during home games, including last season's 1-1 draw at the King Power.
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Nugent, who resumed training on Thursday following his neck injury, scored the winner last season at Portman Road and admits Ipswich are a team he just loves to face.
"I am hoping I will be fit but, even if I am only 90 per cent, I will be playing," he said.
"I don't want to miss any games and I enjoy playing against Ipswich.
"I have a good record against them but mainly at Portman Road. I have scored so many there it is a joke.
"Every striker has a side who they always seem to score against, and mine happens to be Ipswich."
It is nothing personal on Nugent's part. In fact, he thinks Mick McCarthy's men are a good side and has been surprised to see them struggling in the bottom three this season.
"I thought they were a decent side last season under Paul Jewell," said Nugent. "Even though we beat them at Portman Road, they played well and could have got something from that game.
"They are a tough side and have some quality players. Richie Wellens has just come back and said what a good set of lads they are.
"Whenever a side gets a new manager, they always seem to up their game so it will be tough tomorrow.
"I am sure they will be very organised and will close us down from the front, and make it hard for us, as every teams who comes to the King Power Stadium does that."
City's top scorer, Nugent has hit seven goals in the last 11 games, including a wonderful finish against Nottingham Forest last Saturday.
His confidence is sky-high, and he said: "I am delighted I am scoring a few goals for the team."