Stead: I want to play more

Huddersfield match winner Jon Stead is hoping to play a bigger role after scoring his first goal for his hometown club since returning in the summer.

Last Updated: 05/11/13 at 17:36 Post Comment

James Vaughan's suspension allowed Stead's selection and he scored again

James Vaughan's suspension allowed Stead's selection and he scored again

Stead moved back to Town following the expiry of his contract at Bristol City and struck his first goal of the season to clinch a derby-day victory over local rivals Leeds on Saturday.

The 30-year-old has spent most of his time on the bench this term but, with 11-goal James Vaughan suspended, seized his chance and his 77th-minute winner sealed the club's first league win in six matches.

"Obviously I'm personally delighted to get my first goal back at the club, it couldn't have come at a better time," said Stead after making his fourth start of the season.

"Vaughany has been on fire and I know I have been brought to the club to play when I'm needed.

"That won't be every game - my body might not even let me play every game - but I have to be ready at all times.

"We were missing Vaughany and I had to make sure I was ready to step in.

"I worked hard for the club, like I always do, and I wanted to take my chance.

"Hopefully I have done that with my goal and I can go from strength to strength.

"There are still a couple of games before Vaughany returns, so I might get another chance."

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