Leicester City: David Nugent signs new two-year contract

David Nugent
David Nugent has added to the list of Leicester players who have agreed new deals this summer.

Leicester City striker David Nugent has signed a new two-year contract with last season's Championship winners.

The 29-year-old was the Foxes' top scorer with 20 goals to help them return to the Premier League.

Nugent joined Leicester as a free agent in July 2011 after leaving Portsmouth.

"I'm delighted to have signed for two years and I'm really looking forward to testing myself with the rest of the squad in the best league in the world," he told the Leicester website.external-link

"I think we've got a great chance of doing well in the Premier League."

Leicester's opening six Premier League matches
Weekend of 16 Aug: Home v Everton
Weekend of 23 Aug: Away v Chelsea
Weekend of 30 Aug: Home v Arsenal
Weekend of 13 Sep: Away v Stoke
Weekend of 20 Sep: Home v Man Utd
Weekend of 27 Sep: Away v Crystal Palace

Having started his career at Bury, Nugent moved to Preston North End and later played in the top-flight for Portsmouth and during a loan spell at Burnley.

The once-capped England international's deal follows in the wake of several other Foxes' players agreeing new contracts ahead of the club's first Premier League campaign since 2001-02.

Captain Wes Morgan, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and midfielders Matty James and Danny Drinkwater have all extended their stays at the King Power Stadium over the summer, while manager Nigel Pearson signed a three-year deal in June.

Midfielder Marc Albrighton has joined Leicester after being released by Aston Villa.