David Nugent’s return to North End has sparked wild fanfare in Preston, and it’s no shock to see one of his ex-teammates joining in.
On Wednesday, Preston announced Nugent’s return. The 34-year-old has signed as a free agent having left Derby County, and will join on August 1st.
The striker heads back to Deepdale 12 years since leaving for Portsmouth, with some unfinished business. Nugent missed out on promotion twice through the playoffs, so he’ll hope to make amends now.
Fans have been basking in Nugent’s return, and his old mate Sean St Ledger has offered his reaction too, taking to Twitter to comment on Nugent’s move.
The pair struck up a great friendship in the 2006-07 season after St Ledger joined from Peterborough United. Their relationship at Preston only lasted one year, as he ended up joining Portsmouth after St Ledger’s first season at Deepdale.
However, they did end up reuniting at Leicester City. In 2011, the Foxes signed Nugent the day after St Ledger, bringing the pair back together at the King Power Stadium.
St Ledger of course saw Nugent returning to Preston, and took to Twitter to celebrate the move. It wouldn’t even be a surprise to see St Ledger come back to Deepdale to watch his pal, such was their friendship at Preston and Leicester.
Nugeyyyyyy pups!!! Woooo hoooooo! https://t.co/wk0ZuFUjA1
— Sean St Ledger (@seanstledger12) July 17, 2019