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The One And Only Issue Nine

21 October 2019

This Tuesday night’s programme sees returning forward David Nugent talk about his second coming at Deepdale, as well as recalling some good night’s against Leeds United.

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Ticket Information: Leeds United Home

21 October 2019
While off the pitch the No.35 admits there is plenty of moving about, on it he has settled easily into his second PNE life.
 
The 34-year-old is currently living out of a suitcase in three places – a hotel, back at his parents’ home and he returns to Loughborough to be with his family as much as he can.
 
“I am going between living in a hotel in Preston and living back at home in Liverpool with my parents during the week so I have got a few places I go to,” smiled the striker.
 
“In my days off, I go back to Loughborough where my baby and the missis are.
 
“I don’t mind living like this, it’s part and parcel of football as you never know where you are going to be.
 
“My missus has followed me around all my career but now my daughter, Rose, is in school.
 
“It’s hard for them to keep moving. They are settled and I am just travelling around.
 
“I am living in one of the spare rooms in the attic at my parents and when I go back, I just chill out, go on my computer and rest my legs as it’s usually after hard training sessions.
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We’ve Met Before: Leeds United Home

21 October 2019
“There are advantages in that there is a restaurant in the hotel and my mum cooks so there is no cooking for me – it’s sleep, eat and go back to bed!”
 
He admits he is now appreciating any rest as, after overcoming a calf injury at the start of his second spell at Deepdale after signing from Derby County, it’s full steam ahead with the games.
 
“The calf injury was frustrating. I played a bounce game against Salford just after I had signed and I aggravated it.
 
“I tried to play through it but I couldn’t. I was waiting to play again and it was hard not being able to but the wait is over now and hopefully I can play for the rest of the season.”
 
‘Nuge’ came on for his second PNE debut as a sub to a standing ovation against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup as the Deepdale faithful celebrated having the striker back on the pitch in white.
 
He was a fans’ favourite in his first spell at Deepdale from 2005 and 2007, after arriving from Bury. The then 20-year-old helped North End finish fourth in his first Championship campaign with ten goals.
 
This meant they drew today’s opponents Leeds United in the Play-Off Semi-Finals, United finishing fifth.
“We drew 1-1 in the first leg. I scored first, I dribbled past four or five people so it was special at the time.
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Match Officials: Leeds United Home

21 October 2019
“Then Eddie Lewis, a former PNE player, pulled one back through a free kick.
 
“In the home leg we got beat 2-0 and everything seemed to go wrong in that game. Brett Ormerod got badly injured, he broke his leg, and the floodlights went out so the game was delayed. It was disappointing in the end as we felt we could do it.”
 
There are loads more from Nuge in Tuesday night’s edition of The One And Only. It also features interviews with Daniel Johnson, Jayden Stockley, Neill Collins, Andrew Lonergan plus much, much more.
 
The programme will be on sale from Tuesday afternoon from the club’s Sir Tom Finney Stand ticket office, as well as inside and outside the ground on the night, still for just £3 for 84-pages of packed content.

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