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12 January 2018

Striker pens 18-month contract and joins for an undisclosed fee.

  • Wigan Athletic sign striker James Vaughan from Sunderland.
  • Vaughan, 29, scored 24 League One goals for Bury in 2016-17 and was named in the division's Team of the Year.
  • Paul Cook: "James brings added experience and firepower to our group and I am excited to work with him."

Wigan Athletic are delighted to confirm the signing of striker James Vaughan from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

Vaughan, 29, has signed an 18-month contract at the DW Stadium and arrives on the back of a prolific 2016-17 campaign in Sky Bet League One, in which he bagged 24 goals in just 37 games prior to his move to the Stadium of Light.

The Birmingham-born striker was a product of the Everton academy, where he graduated to play 47 Premier League games and also four games in the UEFA Cup – as it was then known.

A brief spell at Norwich City preceded another a move to Huddersfield Town, initially on loan, in 2012, and the striker notched 33 goals for the Terriers over the next three seasons.

Vaughan's most-prolific campaign came at Gigg Lane last year, though, where he scored over a third of the Shakers' goals to help them preserve their third tier status.

On Vaughan's arrival, his new manager Paul Cook said:

"James brings added experience and firepower to our group and I am excited to work with him.

"This time last year, James was amongst the leading goal-scorers in this division and I think it speaks volumes of the club that we have been able to bring him here."

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