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Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Fans were key in getting my form back, says ex-Workington ace Vaulks

Departing midfielder Will Vaulks has praised the Workington Reds fans who helped get his confidence back.

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Will Vaulks

The 19-year-old said the Borough Park faithful spurred him on during matches, and led to him getting a move back into the professional game.

Vaulks expects to sign a contract with Scottish First Division side Falkirk by the start of next week, and said: “The fans were amazing. What they lack in number they make up in passion, and enthusiasm.

“It was inspiring to play in front of them. They spurred me on in games.

“The fans took to me quickly, and I appreciated their support. It helped me win my confidence back.”

His comments come as today’s match with Bishop’s Stortford was called off.

A pitch inspection yesterday found the Borough Park surface frozen, and an early decision was made to cancel, despite weather predictions of warmer temperatures overnight.

Vaulks enjoyed a stunning loan spell from League One side Tranmere Rovers, before making his switch permanent.

He signed a rolling contract, which allowed him to look for a route back into the professional game.

Following a successful trial, Vaulks was offered a contract until the end of the season with Steven Pressley’s men – a deal he would never have got without his experience playing first-team football with Reds.

“Playing week-in, week-out definitely helped my game,” he said.

“I was given a platform to perform, which I didn’t have at Tranmere.

“The dressing room was a great place to be. Workington are lucky to have such a great bunch of lads.

“David Hewson, and Mark Boyd have been great with me and Darren Edmondson too.

“He’s a fantastic manager to work for, and I’ll miss not being here, but it’s my dream to play professional football and at Falkirk I have a chance for that dream to come true.”

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