Nottingham Forest have signed Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan on loan until 29 January.A product of the reputable Crewe Alexandra Academy, Vaughan spent eight years at Gresty Road after making his debut in a 0-0 draw against Blackburn Rovers back in 2000. The midfielder went on to make over 200 appearances for The Alex before being snapped up by Spanish side Real Sociedad in 2008.
Following a seven-month stay in Spain, Vaughan made the move back to England when he signed for Ian Holloway’s Blackpool. After helping The Seasiders reach the Premier League via the playoffs, Vaughan made an instant impact in the top flight by scooping the club’s 2010-11 Player of the Year award.
The Welshman made over 100 outings for The Tangerines but following their relegation made the switch to Sunderland. A much-admired figure on Wearside, he scored a memorable goal in The Black Cats’ 3-0 win at local rivals Newcastle last season.
Vaughan made his international debut for Wales in 2003 and his most recent appearance came in their 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw against Belgium last month.
Having not featured for Sunderland since their 3-1 defeat against Arsenal last month, Vaughan will be aiming to force his way into Gus Poyet’s thoughts with a successful loan spell at The City Ground.
Vaughan’s shirt sponsorship is now available. For more information, call the Commercial team on 0115 982 4450, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.