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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Workington Reds Will Vaulks closes in on Falkirk deal

Inspirational midfielder Will Vaulks is close to agreeing a move away from Workington Reds.

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Paying the price: mix-up over paperwork for Will Vaulks’ loan move from Tranmere has cost Reds dear

Scottish First Division side Falkirk have had the 19-year-old on trial this week, and look set to complete a move for him early next week.

Vaulks is free to play against Bradford Park Avenue tomorrow, if the game goes ahead.

He initially joined Workington on loan from League One leaders Tranmere Rovers.

Starring in the centre of midfield, Vaulks made his move permanent in November, after Rovers boss Ronnie Moore agreed to cancel his contract.

Despite links with other Football League clubs, Vaulks signed for Reds, and has been the driving force this season.

His agreement with Workington always allowed him to go on trial elsewhere in a bid to get back into the professional game.

Falkirk ran the rule over him, and reports north of the border suggest he has done enough to secure a deal with Steven Pressley’s men.

Reds boss Darren Edmondson said he would be sorry to see Vaulks leave, but said he was moving quickly to secure the services of at least three other players.

He is aiming to swell the midfield ranks with injury doubts over David Hewson.

Mark Boyd is also out for a month with a reoccurance of a calf injury that has thwarted his season.

Edmondson said: “At the moment, Will is our player.

“We have him for the game at Bradford, and then we will see what happens next week.

“I don’t want to lose Will. He’s been one of our most consistent performers, but he wants to get back into the full-time football.

“I’m not waiting for any decisions to be made. I’m already making moves to bring new players in.

“We have been ravaged by injuries, and we must replace those that have been put on the sidelines.

“I hope we can bring at least a couple of new faces in, because it is important we try and regain our momentum.

“A couple of weeks ago, we were in a promising position, but things haven’t quite gone to plan since the calendar moved into 2013.

“We must put that right, starting with a win over a team that handed out our worst defeat in many years.”

Edmondson insisted revenge was not on the cards when the two sides meet tomorrow, despite Bradford handing out a 6-1 drubbing at Borough Park earlier this season.

The match is in serious danger of being postponed.

Officials in Yorkshire called Workington on Tuesday to say snow was already covering their pitch.

With temperatures across Britain set to plummet today, and snow predicted, it is unlikely the match will go ahead.

Edmondson said: “We’ve been warned by Bradford that there is a big chance the game could be off.”

The game with Harrogate Town has been rescheduled, and will now take place, on Tuesday.

Kicking off at 7.45pm, the match has been switched to Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.

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