Vaughan signing shows Foxes Premier League potential

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Leicester have completed the signing of Everton striker James Vaughan on an initial one-month loan deal.

Earlier this campaign, Vaughan had a loan spell at Derby cut short by injury after just two appearances. The Rams were keen to have him back after he returned to full fitness but their East Midlands rivals have now acquired the England Under-21 international.

With leading scorer Matty Fryatt recovering from surgery after breaking his jaw a month ago, Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric said: "It was unfortunate to lose Matty Fryatt but James is a proper player.

"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."

The 21-year-old has made 10 appearances for David Moyes' side this season, scoring in games against Burnley and Carlisle.

Leicester are fifth in the Coca-Cola Championship and chasing promotion back to the top flight after a six-year absence. Vaughan is eligible for the Foxes game against Cardiff at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday, with the Welsh club just two points behind them in the table.

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