Here's what Simon Grayson said about James Vaughan the last time he signed the Sunderland target

Bury's James Vaughan scores

The Sunderland boss has confirmed his interest in Bury's top scorer.

Simon Grayson has confirmed that he is trying to sign Bury's James Vaughan for Sunderland [Sunderland Echo].

Sunderland's need for striking reinforcements is evident, following the loss of Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini and Victor Anichebe.

And given that Vaughan scored 24 goals for Bury last season - albeit in the third tier - not to mention his previous of having working under Grayson at Huddersfield Town, Sunderland's interest should come as little surprise.

Preston North End manager Simon GraysonNew Sunderland manager Simon Grayson

But what attributes - other than goals - would the 28-year-old bring to the Stadium of Light?

This is what Grayson told Huddersfield's official website of Vaughan, after signing him the first time around: "Crucially, he has plenty of pace.

"He is a determined character with a high work rate and he is a player with something to prove. He has played at this level [the Championship] before and is comfortable at it, which is perfect for us."

According to Sky Sports, Vaughan is currently on Wearside to finalise his move to Sunderland, whose offer of £900,000 was accepted by Bury.

The Birmingham born player began his career at Everton and became the Premier League's youngest ever scorer in 2005.

Bury's James Vaughan scoresBury's James Vaughan

Fitness problems stunted his progress, however, and culminated in a slide down the divisions with Huddersfield, Birmingham City and Bury, via another top flight stint at Norwich City.

Should Sunderland pursue their Vaughan interest?

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