Birmingham City want to re-sign Huddersfield Town striker James Vaughan – whether on a loan extension or permanently.

The injury-plagued frontman has made six appearances for the St Andrew’s club, but is now back at Town after his initial stay ended.

Birmingham-born Vaughan, out of contract at Town this summer, has yet to open his goalscoring account for Blues, but has impressed Gary Rowett.

The City manager said: “We have spoken to Vaughany. He needs to speak to Huddersfield, but we would certainly like to keep him for longer.

“I think the issue is how long we are going to be able to keep him for, how much he wants to come and play for us, even if it is until the end of the season.

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“In an ideal world if he is able to negotiate a deal to get out of Huddersfield at the moment then I think he would certainly like an 18-month contract.

“It’s just whether we are in a position at the moment to do that.

“He has done great for us. We are really pleased with him. He showed again against Brentford (on Saturday) he was highly motivated on the pitch.

“When we have had players we know their characters, the impact they have had, and sometimes it’s easier to take some of those players, rather than suddenly start looking again and not know what you are going to get.

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“It is always a fine balance for us because if Clayton Donaldson is fit, more often than not Clayton plays.

“So then it is getting someone who is able to sit on the bench and have an impact, or start games as well sometimes.”

Town said at the start of this season that Vaughan would not be offered a new deal.

James Vaughan signs for Birmingham City on loan from Huddersfield Town
James Vaughan signs for Birmingham City on loan from Huddersfield Town

That and his inability to train at the intensity demanded by head coach David Wagner was at the heart of his move to the Midlands.

The Everton product has scored 33 goals, including two hat tricks, in 95 Town games.

An ex-England Under 21 international, he has made four appearances for the club this season, all as a substitute.

He joined Town on loan from Norwich City in August 2012 and the move was made permanent in a £600,000 deal the close-season after.