Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

More Help Needed If Vaughan Is to Shine

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

More Help Needed If Vaughan Is to Shine

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SUNDERLAND need to be more pro-active around James Vaughan to make the striker look better, says George Honeyman - and the midfielder was delighted to do that at Preston.

With only one goal in 11 appearances since his PS500,000 move from Bury, Vaughan has become a targetman for disgruntled fans as well as his teammates this season.

But the forward's worth was shown by the part he played in Honeyman's opening goal as the Black Cats drew 2-2 with Preston North End. Vaughan hung brilliantly in the air to head down a long free-kick, and Honeyman drilled home from Lynden Gooch's backheel.

It was something the squad talked about before the game.

"The gaffer knows we've got to get around Vaughany and be alert for the second balls and more pro-active than the player you're playing against," said the 23-yearold. "Vaughany won a lot and I gave a shout to Lynden, who put a great ball into me. I had the easy job of sticking it in the net and I'm just delighted because I want to keep sticking the ball into the net. …

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