James Vaughan has left Sunderland to join League One leaders Wigan Athletic after a tough spell with the Black Cats.
The 29-year old striker managed just two goals in 23 games during his time with the club and leaves with Sunderland bottom of the league.
— Sunderland AFC ????⚪ (@SunderlandAFC) January 12, 2018
His departure leaves Chris Coleman desperately short of forward options after top scorer Lewis Grabban was recalled by Bournemouth.
Simon Grayson brought Vaughan to the Stadium of Light in the summer on a two-year deal after he scored 24 goals for Bury last season.
However, the former Everton man struggled to adapt to his new surroundings and will return to the third tier with the Latics. Vaughan made the move in time to be able to play for Paul Cook’s men as they take on Peterborough tomorrow.
Given his poor record in front of goal, it’s perhaps not unsurprising that Sunderland fans are glad to see the back of Vaughan. And, here’s how they reacted on twitter…
Worst striker I've seen play for @SunderlandAFC in a long time, and thats saying something! Good riddance.
— James C (@JamesLanky94) January 12, 2018
— Jordan Smith (@jordanmsmith33) January 12, 2018
Thankyou for your hardwork but you are judged on goals and you didn't score enough..i wish you well
— Colin Roberts (@mackem49000) January 12, 2018
Chris Coleman can treat himself to a fish supper tonight with his cut of the deal I imagine Short is keeping the other £5
— Gary Addison (@COGpiece) January 12, 2018
No where near as gifted as Grabban but grafted a lot harder. Think it could've been different. Wish him luck, not many people you can say have gave 100% every minute they've played this season.
— Dylan Nelson (@DylanNelsFTM) January 12, 2018
Can’t believe we got money for the donkey
— Will (@TartanMackem) January 12, 2018
Good luck, just didn't work out, all the best.
— Garry Summerson (@GarrySummerson1) January 12, 2018
Hope we have some replacements coming in sharpish
— David Watson (@Granda_Dave) January 12, 2018
Good best news us mackems have herd for a long time onwards and upwards keep the faith
— Peter Ball (@PeterBa93737828) January 12, 2018
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