David Vaughan insists he wants to stay with Sunderland.

There were suggestions in the January transfer window that he might return to Blackpool on loan but Vaughan has moved to dismiss them.

"I feel settled," he told The Journal.

"There were a lot of new players coming in and for whatever reason we weren't getting results at the start of the season. That makes things harder for everyone.

"But if you get a few wins, the atmosphere is much better around the club and everyone is walking around with a smile on their face. If you get the results, then everything else is easier."