Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan is keen to avoid the injury problems that affected his debut campaign at the Stadium of Light. Damaged ankle ligaments and two hernia operations limited the 29-year-old Wales international to just 20 first-team starts last season.

"I had a few injuries that hampered my season and interrupted the flow," Vaughan told BBC Newcastle.

"Hopefully I can keep injury free and keep a place in the team."

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