Moyes issues Vaughan warning
Everton boss David Moyes has warned the Premier League to beware of the threat posed by James Vaughan.
By Rob Parrish
Last Updated: 05/11/07 9:53am
Everton boss David Moyes has warned the Premier League to beware of the threat posed by returning striker James Vaughan.
The talented teenager returned from a series of major injury problems to help fire The Toffees to victory over Birmingham on Saturday.
After scoring on his debut against Crystal Palace in April 2005, Vaughan has been forced to fight his way back to fitness from a serious knee injury, a ruptured artery in his foot and a dislocated shoulder.
But, after stepping off the bench in the 80th minute against Blues, Vaughan slotted home in injury time to help the home side to a 3-1 victory.
Moyes is delighted to have Vaughan available again.
"There won't be many centre-halves who will look forward to playing against James Vaughan when we get him in the condition he should be in," said Moyes.
"He just needs games now, but there is no doubting he is going to be a really good player for us."
And Vaughan, who also featured as a substitute in the Carling Cup win over Luton, is just delighted to be back in action.
He told Everton's official website: "I've been running on adrenalin. I feel fresh, I feel fine and I feel fit. Hopefully I can kick on from here.
"It was a good game to play against Luton, especially as it went to extra time as I got a bit more match practice behind me.
"We have a lot of good strikers here, so anyone coming in is going to have to score goals and play well every game. It's good to have that competition.
"With everyone being fit, it is driving the lads on and it helps that the players have a lot more confidence now.
"It was really enjoyable just to get back and play again and to get the goal that sealed the victory was a bit special."