Birmingham City midfielder Andrew Shinnie delighted James Vaughan will be staying at St Andrew's despite penalty miss

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The striker's miss proved costly during the FA Cup tie with Bournemouth.

Andrew Shinnie is delighted that Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett has managed to extend James Vaughan's loan spell until the end of the season, despite the striker's penalty miss which proved very costly during their FA Cup third round tie with Bournemouth, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The 27-year-old joined the club from Championship rivals Huddersfield on an initial short-term loan deal in November. However, the club confirmed last week on their official website that Vaughan will remain on loan with the side before signing a permanent deal in the summer. And while the forward is yet to score since making the move, he was given the perfect opportunity against Eddie Howe's side. 

The clash was level at 1-1 when the former Everton man was given the chance to put the Blues ahead from the spot on the hour-mark. However, he blazed his effort over the bar, which meant that Glenn Murray's late goal sent the Cherries into the hat for the next round.

Despite the miss, Shinnie is pleased that Vaughan is set to stay, and defended the striker following his failure to convert the chance against the top flight side.

"People think it's easy just to step up from 12 yards out and you should be able to finish it no problem - but it's quite difficult, especially as he's a Blues fan," he told the Mail.

"So it really affected him and he's a bit down but we will pick him up.

"He's a great player and it's great that the manager was able to get him back in because I think there was a few teams sniffing about."

While Vaughan is yet to score for his current side, he has shown glimpses of the kind of quality that will be required if the club wish to capitalise on their promising start to the season. His assist for the winning goal during the recent clash with Brentford was particularly impressive. 

But he will need more moments like that if he wishes to justify Rowett's decision to not only extend his loan move, but also agree a permanent deal. 

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