Huddersfield Town plan to step up bid for Norwich City's James Vaughan as Derby County circle

HUDDERSFIELD Town are ready to step up their bid to bring in James Vaughan.

James Vaughan scores at Blackpool

HUDDERSFIELD Town are ready to step up their bid to bring in James Vaughan.

The striker is due back from holiday later this week, and it’s believed Premier League Norwich are willing to listen to offers for the 24-year-old.

Vaughan, of course, top scored with 14 goals last season and was named Town’s Player of the Year before landing the Championship Player of the Month award for April, when he scored a hat trick in the crucial 3-1 win at Bristol City .

He cost the Canaries £2.5m from Everton two years ago and is under contract for a further year, but has made only one start and five appearances as a substitute.

Other clubs are said to be in the chase – including Championship rivals Derby, where he had a spell on loan in 2009 – but Town hope the links they have forged with both the player and Norwich during the sale of winger Anthony Pilkington in 2011 will pay dividends.

Frontline recruits are a priority for manager Mark Robins, who has also been linked with Ruben Rochina , the Blackburn player on loan at Real Zaragoza, and Dundee United’s 20-goal forward Johnny Russell as well as Walsall winger Jamie Paterson.

Spaniard Rochina, 22, was loaned to Zaragoza, who complete their fixtures on Saturday, in January.

Town had a £1.25m double bid for Russell and winger Gary Mackay-Steven rejected by Dundee United in August.

 
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