James Vaughan looked ahead to the high-profile Championship visit of QPR and told his Huddersfield Town teammates: “Keep creating chances like you are doing and I’ll work as hard as I can to convert them.”
The £600,000 strike star goes into tomorrow’s showdown with Harry Redknapp’s charges buoyed by the double which downed Bradford and helped set up a Capital One Cup home second-round showdown with Championship rivals Charlton at the end of the month.
Now Town aim to build on their midweek derby victory – and hit back after the narrow opening-day defeat at Nottingham Forest – at the expense of a Rangers side who have won both their games since relegation from the Premier League (against Sheffield Wednesday and Exeter).
And Vaughan, top scorer with 14 when on loan from Norwich last season, is eager to add to his tally, saying: “Strikers are judged on goals, so it’s great for me to have got off the mark in what was a good win against Bradford.
“I’m looking to bring as many goals as possible to the team. I feel the lads have created good chances for me in both matches so far, and if that continues, I’ll keep doing all I can to get in there and finish them off.”
The 25-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the John Smith’s Stadium and added: “Getting a permanent move here is huge for me. I’ve moved around quite a lot in recent years, and I’m looking to make this home.
“The club have treated me really well and the fans have got behind me since day one. I’m looking to repay that by being here a while and helping push us as far up the table as far as possible.”