Foxes beat Rams to Vaughan swoop

12 March 2010 09:16
Leicester City have beaten Championship and East Midlands rivals Derby County to the one-month loan signing of Everton striker James Vaughan.The 21-year-old had a loan spell at Pride Park in September, playing twice, and Rams boss Nigel Clough had hoped to re-sign him on loan. [LNB]The England Under-21 international has made 57 appearances for the Toffees, scoring nine goals. [LNB]City have the option to extend the loan deal until the end of the season. [LNB]He acts as cover for the injured Matty Fryatt at the Walkers Stadium and could make his debut against Cardiff on Saturday. [LNB]Foxes chairman Milan Mandaric said: "It was unfortunate to lose Matty Fryatt but James is a proper player. [LNB]"It wasn't simple. The player was wanted by other teams. I have a good relationship with the Everton chairman and I said to him that my manager would like the player and your manager wants him to get additional experience so let's close the deal."

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