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Everton striker James Vaughan returns to Palace on loan

James Vaughan
Vaughan returns to Palace and will wear the number 20 shirt

Everton striker James Vaughan has returned to Crystal Palace on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 22-year-old spent three months at Selhurst Park at the start of the campaign, scoring five goals in 14 appearances for the Championship side.

Palace will have the option of making the move permanent in the summer.

Vaughan told the club website: "I'm really glad the move's been completed. I'll hopefully start training with the lads and playing soon."

A number of other clubs were linked to Vaughan, but new Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman will be hoping the Birmingham-born forward's goals will keep the side in the second tier.

Vaughan added: "Dougie was a big part in me coming back. he worked really closely with me last time I was here.

"The Palace fans have always been good to me and while I've been away a lot were trying to contact me, which was great."

Vaughan came through the ranks as a trainee at Everton and made eight first team starts before spells on loan at Derby County, Leicester City and at Selhurst Park.

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