KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have re-signed defender Lee Vaughan.

Vaughan returns to Aggborough form from National League side Tranmere Rovers having previously played 178 games for the club between 2010 and 2014.

Having joined the Reds from AFC Telford United back then, Vaughan has since gone on to feature in the Football League for Cheltenham Town before making the switch to Tranmere.

He made more than 35 appearances for Rovers last term on his way to securing his place in the National League Team of the Year.

His end to the season was dealt a huge blow, however, when he suffered a broken leg. He’s now recovering well and is expected to return to action in September.

Vaughan, 30, had been offered new terms with Tranmere but reached an agreement with Harriers that will keep him at Aggborough for the next two seasons.

Chairman Colin Gordon said: “Lee’s experience and pedigree is unquestioned and we’re delighted to secure him.

“He’s made great progress with his recovery and we’ll keep working him hard on that front, and I don’t see this as a gamble at all – he’s absolutely itching to get going and is really excited to be here.

“The manager has been very clear about wanting to bring in players who can lead on the pitch and Lee is someone who will certainly do that for us.”

The move for Vaughan follows captain Keith Lowe's departure to National League side Macclesfield Town earlier this week.