Burton Albion are hoping to strike a deal with Preston North End striker David Nugent. 

The Brewers are looking to sharpen their attacking options before the end of the transfer window.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink are working on a loan deal for once-capped England forward Nugent, according to The Sun on Sunday (17.01.21, pg. 59).

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Nugent, who is 35 years old, is not getting game time in the Championship at Preston and may drop down to League One this winter to get more opportunities.

Read: Preston North End looking to offload players this month

He re-joined the Lilywhites in July last year and scored once in 25 games for them last term.

Nugent is a vastly experienced striker in the Football League and would give Burton more of a threat going forward. He has played 677 games in his career to date and has scored 169 goals.

The veteran is a much-travelled player and has had spells with the likes of Portsmouth, Leicester City, Middlesbrough and Derby County in the past.

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Burton are now calling for him as he looks to prolong his playing career. It is a surprise to see that no other League One clubs are in the race to get him and would be a coup for the Brewers.

Hasselbaink has inherited a squad that are battling to avoid relegation to the bottom tier but will be looking to put his own stamp on them this month. They lost 1-0 at home to Ipswich Town yesterday and are currently six points from safety.

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