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26 February 2013

Goalscorer Vaughan delighted with Burnley win

James Vaughan was delighted with the hard-fought 1-0 victory at Burnley tonight and credited the team’s superb defensive effort as the key behind the victory. 

The Liverpudlian sent himself to the top of the Club’s scoring charts with his seventh goal of the campaign, tapping home after right back Calum Woods went very close to breaking his Town duck on his 53rd appearance.

“It’s my goal obviously!” Vaughany cleared up post-match! “It’s not about that though – we’ve got the three points and we’re all buzzing. It’s given us a bit of breathing space, so we all want to kick on now and get as high up the table as possible.

“It was tough; a real grind. It wasn’t the nicest game of football, but sometimes you have to play like that to get the three points.

“I have to say that the back four were great tonight – that’s a couple of games now. ‘Gezza’ and ‘Skip’ were different class in particular and the save Alex made at the end was better than any goal because if he didn’t make it, we wouldn’t have won the game. Full credit to them, as we’ve kept two clean sheets in two games now.”

After a tough period of just one League win in 17 games, James’ strike was enough to reward Manager Mark Robins with his first win in charge of the Terriers and he explained it means a lot to Town’s squad.

“I’ve said it before, but I think people forget that winning or losing means more to the players than anyone. We are the ones who have to go home and face our families when we have lost and not done ourselves justice, but tonight we have worked hard to get the result and no one is happier than us.

“I think anyone will tell you that when you are not winning games it plays on your mind, but once we got our head around the game and got the goal we were really into it. 

“There’s been a lot of frustration, because we know what we’re capable of and we haven’t been doing it. It’s not been down to anybody else – it’s down to us. We’ve got on the training pitch and worked hard coming into the match.”

The Norwich loanee was also quick to praise the tremendously vocal travelling support at Turf Moor for the part it played in the win:

“I’m surprised to hear there were only 700 of our fans here tonight, because they matched the home crowd in terms of noise. They are always great with us and they will have a big part to play between now and the end of the season.”

Recent loan signing Theo Robinson started the first game of his second spell as a Terrier tonight and Vaughan admitted he is excited to play alongside the Derby loanee.

“Theo is a massive threat. He has bags of pace and can grab a goal, so I’m looking forward to playing alongside him – as I’m sure the other strikers are. We have a lot of competition in the squad, so we all have to keep on our toes to get the starting position.”

Saturday’s tough tip to Brighton is the next game for Vaughan and co and he described the fixture as his sole focus after tonight’s win:

“I think it becomes dangerous when you start looking ahead; we have to take it one game at a time. We started with a win tonight and we want to carry that forward into Saturday.”

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