HUDDERSFIELD Town have signed James Vaughan from Premiership Norwich City on a season-long loan.
The 24-year-old striker trained with Simon Grayson’s squad today and could go straight into the starting line-up against Burnley at the John Smith’s Stadium tomorrow.
Interest in the Birmingham-born player – who has had loan spells at Derby, Leicester and Crystal Palace, where he was a teammate of Sean Scannell – has been rumoured for several weeks and Grayson is delighted to have got him on board.
Vaughan – who joined Norwich last year – began his career at Everton and became the Premier League’s youngest ever goalscorer at 16 years 271 days when making his debut as a substitute against Crystal Palace on April 10, 2005, overtaking the previous record of James Milner as well as replacing Wayne Rooney as Everton’s youngest top-flight goalscorer.
The England Under 21 cap has made only a handful of appearances in a Norwich shirt because of injuries and isn’t needed by new boss Chris Hughton. He is now fully fit and has been Norwich’s leading scorer in pre-season. “He is a different type of striker to the ones we currently have at the club and crucially he has plenty of pace,” said Grayson.
“He is a determined character and he is a player with something to prove. He has played at this level before and is comfortable at it, which is perfect for us."