James Vaughan: Huddersfield Town striker set to leave

James Vaughan
James Vaughan has had loan spells at Derby, Leicester City and Crystal Palace

Huddersfield Town striker James Vaughan could be leaving the club before the transfer window closes.

The 27-year-old former Norwich and Everton striker was left out of the side which lost 1-0 at home to QPR in the Championship on Saturday.

Vaughan joined Town permanently in 2013 and is out of contract next summer.

"I've spoken to James, he's fine about it and I'm fine about it. He clearly feels his future is away from here," manager Chris Powell said.

"Everyone knows about his contract situation and something may be on the horizon for him, we don't know."

Vaughan first moved to Huddersfield on a season-long loan in 2012 and scored 14 goals, earning himself a permanent move the following summer.

He has gone on to score 19 more goals for the Terriers, having missed a large chunk of last season with a calf injury.

Meanwhile Powell is hopeful he can hold onto midfielder Jacob Butterfield after interest from Derby County.

"It has been tough for him and for us as a club," he added. "We have rebuffed the bids and hope 1800 on Tuesday comes along really quickly.

"We're hopeful Jacob will stay with us, we want him to. He's a very fine player, he's been great for me and for this club and we want that to continue."