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David Nugent hopes to break 20-goals in season barrier at Leicester City

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Leicester City striker David Nugent is aiming to end an excellent year on a high by scoring his 20th goal of 2012 at former club Burnley.

Nugent has scored 19 goals so far during one of the best years of his career, and has 11 so far for the current campaign.

He is now targeting breaking the 20-goals-for-a- season barrier.

City have failed to score in their last three games, but Nugent will again lead the attack at Turf Moor, where he spent a spell on loan in 2009-10.

"I have had a good year with goals," he said. "I have scored a lot of goals and been playing regularly, so I am happy.

"I think I have kicked-started my career here. I was leading goalscorer last year and I am again this year.

"I have 11 goals so far and, hopefully, I will score more and I am on my way to break the 20-goals-a-season barrier, which I have never broken. Hopefully that will be the case."

Clarets defender Michael Duff knows Nugent will be the man Burnley have to keep quiet at Turf Moor.today.

"Nuge will be running around, no doubt, cracking bad jokes," he said.

"Nuge is a good player first and foremost, that's the thing we need to watch.

"You get different types of centre forwards. Nearly every team has a good couple of centre forwards in this league. Nuge is one of those who has everything. He can run, he can head, he's quick and he scores all types of goals."

Burnley will be out to avenge a 2-1 defeat earlier in the season at the King Power Stadium when second-half goals from Nugent and Jamie Vardy helped City turn around a half-time deficit.

"I didn't play at Leicester but I watched the game – we absolutely dominated the first half, they came out and changed the way they play and it finished 2-1 to them," Duff said.

"It almost summed up the way the season's been, we played really well in the first half and didn't do enough second half.

"We know what they're about – they've got big players and they are in the top six in the league for a reason.

"We've only lost one in seven now. With the performances we've had in recent weeks, we've probably not got as many points as we've warranted."

David Nugent hopes to break 20-goals in season barrier at Leicester City


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