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19 October 2012

Striker looking for three points against Wolves

James Vaughan told that the team has a ‘point to prove’ ahead of Saturday’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, despite currently occupying a Play-Off place.

Wolves will visit West Yorkshire three places above the Terriers in the npower Championship table and are much-fancied for promotion, but Vaughan believes that Town can get a positive result.

“We were all disappointed with the two defeats in our last two home games and feel that there is a point to prove in front of our fans,” he said.

“It’s always nice to get a win wherever you are, but it’s particularly good to do it with that support behind you and it’s what we are looking to do on Saturday.

“They (Wolves) were in the Premier League last year and still have a lot of that squad together. We all know what they’re capable of, but I think if we work hard and do what we can then it will be a good game.

“Every game this season is going to be tough, but we will go into the game knowing that we are capable of getting the win.” 

Wolves were relegated from the Premier League last season, but since Ståle Solbakken’s arrival at Molineux have impressed defensively during the current campaign – keeping three clean sheets in their last three trips on the road.

“There are statistics there for every team and their recent defensive record on the road is something we are aware of,” Vaughan said.

“We don’t go out just looking for a draw when we go away from home and I’m sure plenty of other teams think the same.” 

Vaughan believes that the Championship is one of the toughest divisions in the world, and recognises that any team is capable of beating anyone. 

“We have and will continue to take each game one at a time, but we know that if we play the way we can then we’re more than capable of getting the result on Saturday,” the 24 year-old added.

“If we continue to do that throughout the season, then there’s no reason why we can’t stay up near the top end of the League.”

Town have had two weeks to prepare for the match against Wolves following the international break, and Vaughan recognises the signs of a successful partnership with Jermaine Beckford.

“We are complementing each other really well and hopefully we can continue to work together and score plenty of goals. 

“We have played with each other a number of times and are forming a good relationship on the training field. 

“There’s a lot of competition for places, so it’s harsh on the rest of the guys to just focus on the partnership between me and Beckford, but when we’ve played together in training we have felt like we’re on the same wavelength. 

“Hopefully we can make the most of that on Saturday if we’re both picked.”

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