DAVID VAUGHAN has penned a two-year deal with Nottingham Forest.
Midfielder Vaughan joined the Championship outfit on loan from Sunderland back in October, and that essentially marked the end of his career at the Stadium of Light.
The Welsh international, whose contract was due to expire at Sunderland this summer, agreed to remain at Forest until the end of the season in the January transfer window, with a view to a longer stay.
And Vaughan, who is currently on the sidelines with a knee injury, has now agreed personal terms on a two-year contract at the City Ground.
The 31-year-old had been expected to leave Sunderland last summer to join newly-promoted Crystal Palace and was ready to take a pay-cut to be reunited with his former Blackpool boss Ian Holloway.
But Vaughan forced his way back into then Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio’s plans and made three appearances before the Italian was dismissed.
Vaughan, who played 59 times for Sunderland, was never used by Gus Poyet though and Forest won the battle from a host of Championship clubs to sign him in the autumn, as the Black Cats looked to lighten the load on their wage bill.