James Vaughan stepped up his comeback from a calf injury with a run-out for Huddersfield Town Under 21s.

The striker who has been sidelined since mid-September played the first 45 minutes of the game against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

His interval withdrawal from the match was pre-planned.

Joe Lolley, Duane Holmes and Daniel Carr scored in a 3-1 win for the Professional Development League II North leaders.

Vaughan, 26, has been Town’s top scorer for the last two seasons, with 14 in 2012-13 and 12 last time around.

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He was a £600,000 signing from Norwich City in the summer of 2013 after being on loan from the Canaries.

Vaughan featured in the first goal after five minutes as Lolley played a one-two before shooting home.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe claimed a quick equaliser from Ryan Croasdale’s pass.

Holmes restored Town’s lead after 37 minutes when he converted from Sondre Tronstad’s pull-back.

Carr, who had replaced Vaughan, netted just before the hour mark when he finished off a Holmes cross.

Town’s Under 21 team have won 10 of their 14 games this season.

They are next in action at home to Barnsley on Monday (1.00).

Team: Lloyd Allinson, Jacob Hanson, William Boyle, Duane Holmes, Joe Wilkinson, Joe Wright, Sondre Tronstad, Joe Lolley (Flo Bojaj, 65mins), James Vaughan (Daniel Carr, HT), Philip Billing, Oscar Gobern. Subs not used: Nathaniel Pells, Ben Atkinson, Ed Wilczynski.