Former Everton and Norwich City striker joins Rovers from Bradford City


Tranmere have today completed the signing of much-travelled striker James Vaughan on loan until the end-of-the-season.

Vaughan, 31, joins from League Two outfit Bradford City having turned supposedly rejected a move to Prenton Park in the summer in favour of a long-term deal at Valley Parade.

However, having netted 11 times for the Bantams, Micky Mellon rekindled his interest in Vaughan and has got the deal over the line.

He joins a squad that is desperate for a lift as they face an uphill struggle to retain League One status. Rovers have been painfully short of goals this season and Vaughan will be charged with partnering Morgan Ferrier and firing the team away from danger.

One thing he certainly will add is experience. He came through the youth system at Everton and made 60 appearances for the Toffees before going on to play for the likes of Huddersfield Town, Norwich City, Birmingham City and Crystal Palace.

His best goalscoring spell in recent years probably came during the 2016-17 season as he netted 24 goals for Bury before earning a £500,00 move to Sunderland. After an unsuccessful stint on Wearside, he moved to both Wigan and Portsmouth before his summer switch to Bradford.

Vaughan did not sign in time to make his debut against former club Sunderland tonight but will be involved at Bolton on Saturday in what has become a must-win game for Tranmere.

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