Vaughan aims to hit Canaries goal trail

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Summer signing James Vaughan is aiming to score the goals that keep Norwich City up this season, and hopes to repay the faith shown in his ability by manager Paul Lambert.

The former Colchester boss has brought the striker to the club after his Everton career failed to catch light, with a string of minor injuries and loan spells with Derby, Leicester and Crystal Palace bringing an end to his career at Goodison Park.

However, the England U21 international's potential has persuaded Lambert to bring the striker to Carrow Road as the Canaries look to survive in the Barclays Premier League this term, and Vaughan now plans to do what his new manager tells him - hit the goal trail.


"Paul Lambert got the deal done very quickly, showed a lot of faith in me and since I have been here, he has made me feel very welcome," Vaughan told the official Norwich City website.

"He just told me to do my best and put the ball in the back of the net - and that's what I will be looking to do.

"Hopefully if that happens I will be able to get in the team and stay there."

With six new signings already walking through the door in Norfolk, the club's team spirit, a key factor in helping the club secure promotion from the Npower Championship, could easily be impacted.

Vaughan doesn't think this will be the case though, and the 22-year-old admitted he already felt more than welcome on his arrival as the player looks to fight Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson, Steve Morison and Chris Martin for starting spots at the club.

"Everyone told me about the team spirit here before I came and you can really see it with the lads," the striker, who has scored seven Barclays Premier League goals to date, continued.

"Everyone is talking to you like you're a part of the team from the off and making you feel really welcome.

"I am sure that sort of spirit will be the foundations of where we want to get to in the future."

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