I want to prove myself in Premier League - Leicester City's David Nugent
Leicester City striker David Nugent believes he is reaching the prime of his career, and admits he wants to prove himself in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old is on course for his best goal-scoring season after hitting his 12th of the campaign as City remained in the promotion hunt with a 1-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.
Nugent said he is determined to help fire City back into the top flight, so he can show what he can really do on the biggest stage.
Nugent had spells in the Premier League with Portsmouth and Burnley, but said he was never able to show his true ability in the top flight and feels he still has something to prove.
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"I am 27 now and I should be at my peak, and I have a lot more years in the tank to hopefully get Leicester into the Premier League," he said.
"Everyone wants to play in the Premier League because it is the best league to play in. I was privileged to have done that with both Portsmouth and Burnley. That is the aim and we have a good chance to get there.
"I don't think the Premier League has seen the best of me. I didn't get a chance at Portsmouth. I tried my best at Burnley, but we got relegated at the end of the season so I feel I have something to prove if we get up.
"I believe I can score in the Premier League. I have confidence in my ability so I don't see why not. If I get the chance, hopefully, I have the confidence to put it away and score the goals."
Nugent said the imminent arrival of Chris Wood will boost the City squad and that everything at the club was tailored for the top flight.
"I think we can do it with the players we have got and with Chris Wood hopefully signing in the next couple of days," he said.
"Hopefully. there will be a few more acquisitions to give the lads a boost.
"It is a massive club and we deserve to be back in the Premier League.
"With the owners we have got, the great manager and staff at the club, and the players, we can do it.
" If we perform like we did at Burnley and win games I am sure we will go a long way."