Norwich City striker James Vaughan completes Huddersfield Town move

James Vaughan's injury-hit Norwich City career ended officially on Wednesday night when the Canaries

James Vaughan's injury-hit Norwich City career ended officially on Wednesday night when the Canaries confirmed he had joined Championship club Huddersfield on a permanent deal. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City frontman James Vaughan has signed a three-year deal to join Championship club Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

Vaughan has finally cut his Carrow Road ties to return to Yorkshire where he enjoyed a successful season-long loan stint last campaign, scoring 14 goals in 37 appearances to help keep Mark Robins' club in the second tier.

Vaughan will wear the number nine shirt at the John Smith's stadium and is expected to link up with the Terriers ahead of next week's pre-season training camp in Spain. The 24-year-old endured an injury-hit Norwich career following his arrival from Everton ahead of City's return to the Premier League in 2011. Vaughan made just one league start and five substitute appearances in his debut campaign after suffering knee and facial injuries. The former England Under-21 striker was involved in City's pre-season fixtures 12 months ago following Chris Hughton's arrival at the club, but the forward was allowed out on loan in the first month of the season in a bid to get regular first team football.

Terriers' chief Robins told his club's official site on Wednesday evening Vaughan's permanent return is a signal of intent.

'James' arrival is a significant signing for the club,' he said. 'One that I know our supporters will be very pleased with after his excellent debut season in a Huddersfield Town shirt. Equally, I'm delighted that we have secured his services.'

Vaughan is the 12th Norwich player to depart from Carrow Road this summer following a cull of 10 professionals at the end of last season and Jed Steer's recent defection to Aston Villa.