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Fulham win massive - Vaughan

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by Kate Smith

Midfielder delighted to be back to winning ways.

David Vaughan says the squad could feel a positive result coming their way as they picked up a first away league win of the campaign last weekend.

The Welshman appeared as a 79th-minute substitute in Sunderland’s 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. 

Our attacking players have come in for some criticism so it was nice to see them get their goals and get some praise.

- David Vaughan

Steven Fletcher, Carlos Cuellar and Stephane Sessegnon all registered second-half strikes and Vaughan admitted the win was a “massive” result following a tough spell for Martin O’Neill’s side.

“I thought we deserved the three points after the way we played in the second half,” the midfielder added.

“Hopefully we’ve turned the corner now and can keep it going. It was nice in the dressing room afterwards. The lads enjoyed the win.

“Our attacking players have come in for some criticism so it was nice to see them get their goals and get some praise.

“We felt that result was coming. We were unlucky to lose at Everton, where two quick goals knocked us a bit.

“But we knew if we kept that level of performance going we would have a good chance of getting a result at Fulham.”

Vaughan featured in two games in successive days as he played 90 minutes as an over-age player for the under-21s against Newcastle on Monday night.

The former Blackpool man has been in and out of the senior side this season and says he’s keen to play games at any level to keep his match sharpness up.

“I think it’s important to use these games so I can get 90 minutes under my belt,” he explained.

“When you come in to play with the first team it can difficult if you’ve not played for a few weeks, so I try to use these games to get an advantage.”