JAMES Vaughan says anything but promotion for City will be a disappointment this season as he aims to be a part of something special.

The Bantams are the 31-year-old striker's 12th club of his 14-year career, but he insists he wants to help guide them to League Two glory and put down some roots in West Yorkshire.

He will wear the captain's armband in the league this term, starting with the visit of Cambridge United on Saturday and says the home crowd, including more than 13,500 season ticket holders, can roar them to glory.

Vaughan, who signed a three-year deal with City in June, said: "I have signed for three years. I'm looking forward to being a part of something special.

"I'm really excited for the season.

"We've been working really hard this pre-season. Everyone has a fresh start. Everyone is working hard. We are all really together.

"It is a very special place. It is a club that should not be where we are. But it is easy saying it, we've got to do it.

"I want to be part of something good here.

"It is special for the manager to put that faith in me. The lads have been great with me since I was made captain.

"I want to have a good season and lead by example.

"I want to be a leader anyway. We want a team full of captains. I'm honoured to be captain. I will still give everything. Nothing is going to change because I have been made captain."

The Birmingham-born player will ply his trade in League Two for the first time in his career, adding he is under no illusions of the task ahead.

City are the bookies' favourites to make an immediate return back to League One this season, an opinion Vaughan shares.

He said: "It has to be promotion as the target for us for this season. The quality is there for everyone to see. We will fight for every ball. We have to work hard.

"Anything less than that will be a disappointment. It won't be through a lack of trying.

"I said when I came here that I wanted to help others. I have been around the block and I want to pass on my knowledge."

Vaughan is one of 10 new signings at City this summer, but he feels this will help give a healthy competition for places.

He has made 301 career appearances, scoring 127 goals so far for clubs including Sunderland, Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic.

He has also won 13 caps for England at Under-17, 19 and 21 level, scoring five goals.

Vaughan is also known as the answer to a football trivia question. He is the Premier League's youngest-ever goalscorer following his strike for Everton against Crystal Palace aged 16 years and 271 days on April 10, 2005.

But now he wants to make more history with the Bantams and reward the club's loyal fanbase.

He added: "We have a fantastic support.

"We are in League Two and for the fans to show their support, we have to repay them.

"We have got to go out there and set our stall out. The talking stops on Saturday."

Vaughan also hopes to continue to forge a striking partnership as one third of City's 'DVD', alongside fellow new boy Clayton Donaldson and Eoin Doyle.

Vaughan said: "Senior players like Clayton Donaldson and Eoin Doyle are massively important for us. We will lead from the front.

"We work really well with each other. We know other's runs. It bodes well for the season. We help each other out."