Norwich City old boy James Vaughan has a new lease of life at Huddersfield
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Former Norwich City striker James Vaughan is determined to repay the faith shown in him by Huddersfield.
Vaughan returned to the Terriers on a permanent deal earlier this week after a successful season-long loan stint. The 24-year-old aims to make the most of a fresh start after finally calling time on an injury-hit Canaries' career.
'I know how hard the chairman and the manager have worked to get this deal done and I'm grateful for that. Now I'm looking forward to getting back out on the pitch and repaying everyone here,' he said. 'The club and I spoke towards the end of last season about whether I was interested in coming back – and I was. I really enjoyed my season here last year and I'm really, really happy that the deal has finally got over the line.
I think I have a great opportunity to progress here with a club that is looking to move forward. Whoever you speak to, from the top to the bottom, has a lot of ambition and I feel we have a great chance of progressing a long way. I can't wait to be a part of it – for the next three years at the least. It's an exciting time and I can't wait to get going.'
Vaughan linked up with old and new team mates yesterday ahead of a Spanish training break next week.
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'I've kept in contact with a few of my teammates here over the summer and when they told me they were back in training I've been getting itchy feet,' Vaughan told Huddersfield's official site. 'All the lads will tell you it is a lot easier training for a game and we'll all be looking forward to the first pre-season game at Chesterfield. Before that there's a lot of hard work to put in over in Spain next week and I know the lads will be raring to go.
'The support I've had from the fans, not just in the season but since the season finished, has been overwhelming. I've had so many tweets from fans telling me how much they wanted me to come and it honestly made my decision so easy. Knowing how much it meant to them and how much this move means to me, it seems like a perfect fit.'
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Terriers' chairman Dean Hoyle admitted he was relieved to have finally secured Vaughan's services with the striker turning down more lucrative offers from other Championship rivals.
'We are really pleased to have got this transfer finally over the line,' he said. 'There is a lot more to come from James.'