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Bradford City have completed the signing of striker James Vaughan, who joins the club on a three-year deal.

The Bantams have been extremely active in this transfer window this summer as they look to bounce back from League One relegation last season.

Vaughan is the club’s ninth signing of the summer and arrives at the Northern Commercials Stadium after seeing his contract expire at Wigan.

The 30-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Portsmouth, where he was a bit part player, making just 10 appearances, the majority of which were from the bench.

The forward has Premier League pedigree, having represented Norwich City and Everton in the top-flight of English football.

Speaking to bradfordcity.co.uk, Vaughan said he was excited to take on a leadership role in the Bantams squad.

He said: “I am excited to be sinking my teeth into this challenge – and helping get this club back to where it should be.

“Having spoken to the manager, I know I am joining a big, ambitious project – which is only moving forward.

“He wants me to be a bit of a leader on the pitch. I feel like I can help in the changing room and am looking forward to taking on this role.

“I am determined to put all my time and effort into this football club in order to try and be a part of something special.

“There is only one thing we can be aiming for this season really. And that is promotion.”

The Verdict 

Things needed to change at Bradford after a shocking season in 2018/19 and, following a really active start to the summer, this is another step in the right direction.

Vaughan may have failed to have much of an impact for Portsmouth but he is an experienced goalscorer who has scored at all levels of English football and should add a lot to the squad on and off the pitch.

The best season of his career came for Bury in League One in 2016/17, in which he scored 24 goals, and a drop down the leagues should help him recreate that sort of form.

The Bantams signed Clayton Donaldson earlier this month and with the arrival of Vaughan, Gary Bowyer may have the most lethal attacking duo in League Two.

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