Vaughan hands Seasiders huge boost

David Vaughan has been missed by the Seasiders

David Vaughan has been missed by the Seasiders

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DAVID Vaughan will start against Newcastle on Saturday after being told his season isn’t over.

The 28-year-old midfielder is a relieved man after fearing the hip/groin injury he sustained in training would rule him out for the rest of the campaign.

But a specialist has ruled that the injury need not stop Vaughan playing in Pool’s final five games. He should be able to play the full 90 minutes with painkilling injections.

Manager Ian Holloway said: “We have been told we can play him and we won’t damage him any more.

“He had an injection on Saturday, so we couldn’t use him against Wigan but it is decent news for us that he should be OK for the last few games.

“The little fella does make a huge difference to our team.”

Vaughan, who has missed the last two games, said: “It has been disappointing, but after getting good news from the specialist I will hopefully be available for the Newcastle match.”