HUDDERSFIELD Town striker James Vaughan’s frustration at his late penalty miss was plain for all to see.
The 24-year-old striker was convinced the ball had crossed the line after being pushed on to both post and bar by Ipswich keeper Scott Loach in the 83rd minute.
But he was man enough to admit afterwards: “When I saw the replay it was clear the ball had stayed out and I’ve got to hold my hands up on that one.
“It cost me a yellow card when I spoke to the ref about it and if I’ve made a mistake that has cost us two points I’m more disappointed than anybody.
“I struck it quite well and put it where I intended to, but the keeper’s made a great save and I’m disappointed that I couldn’t convert it.”
Vaughan at least had the consolation of claiming his first goal since arriving on loan from Norwich when he turned in Danny Ward’s low centre three minutes earlier.
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It was also his first goal since April last year when he netted – from the spot ironically – to clinch Crystal Palace’s 2-1 home win over Barnsley at a time when he was on loan from Everton.
After missing out on so much football because of injuries throughout a career launched at Everton as a 16-year-old Vaughan is relieved to be playing again.
He added: “I’m just happy to be getting games. That’s why I came here, to work hard for the team and see where it takes me.
“I’m not looking to the future. I’m just focused on my job here at the moment.
“It would be unfair to be looking ahead while I’m playing for Huddersfield. I’ve got to concentrate on doing the best I can for them.
“Of course it’s disappointing that we didn’t take all three points because the whole team played really well and I thought we had the better of it.