Report: Birmingham City could now keep James Vaughan despite Rangers interest

Birmingham City's James Vaughan looks dejected after a missed chance

Rangers target James Vaughan could now stay at Birmingham City.

Birmingham City's James Vaughan looks dejected after a missed chanceBirmingham City's James Vaughan looks dejected after a missed chance

According to today's edition of The Sun, Birmingham City could now choose to keep striker James Vaughan rather than let him leave for Rangers.

Vaughan, 27, joined Birmingham on loan from Huddersfield Town last season, penning a deal where he signed a one-year permanent contract at the end of the season when his Huddersfield deal expired.

James Vaughan  - Huddersfield Town

Birmingham have since been weighing up whether to keep Vaughan at the club, having failed to score even one goal in his 16 appearances for the club last season.

Manager Gary Rowett has particularly had a lot to think about with Vaughan's future, given that Rangers are believed to be keen to sign him this summer.

Birmingham's James Vaughan looks dejected

The Scottish Sun reported last month that Rangers had been talking to Birmingham about a deal for Vaughan, with David Weir - Vaughan's former Everton team-mate and currently assistant to manager Mark Warburton - recommending a move for the player.

Rangers need a striker, and whilst Vaughan struggled for goals last season, the same could be said of Martyn Waghorn, who was a bit-part player for Wigan Athletic before becoming Rangers' top goalscorer last season.

Huddersfield's James Vaughan looks dejected after missing a penalty kick

However, The Sun today report that Vaughan's attitude in training has led Birmingham manager Rowett to have a change of heart, and Vaughan now looks set to stay at St. Andrews as a result.

That means Rangers may have to look elsewhere for a new striker this summer, with manager Warburton keen to add competition for Waghorn and Kenny Miller.

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