Over the summer period, manager Neil Warnock was busy bringing in new faces. One of them being Will Vaulks who he brought in from Rotherham. Vaulks, who wears the number 6 shirt, plays in the midfield and here is the lowdown on our new signing.
Vaulks started his career at Tranmere where he failed to make a breakthrough and going on out loan to non-league side Workington. He then joined Scottish side Falkirk in February 2013 making 6 appearances in his first season. He became a regular the following season where he made 42 appearances as well as being named in the PFA Scotland Championship Team Of The Season. This earned him a chance of a trial at Championship side Blackburn Rovers, however, he returned to Falkirk playing in the Scottish Cup Final in a defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
After making 108 appearances for Falkirk, Vaulks got his chance to play in the English Championship with Rotherham United. He made his debut in a 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers and played 42 times as Rotherham were relegated to League One. The following season he was successful in helping Rotherham get promoted back to the English Championship via the Playoffs where he won the clubs player of the year at the end of season awards.
In June 2019, Vaulks signed a three year deal with Cardiff City from Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of 2 million pounds. This was a record sale for Rotherham, with manager Neil Warnock believing he can make him an even better player and help him step it up a level. He made his Cardiff debut coming on as a substitute in the clubs’ 2-1 victory at home to Luton. He has made 4 appearances so far this season with many believing he will be a key part of the midfield for years to come.
Vaulks also has 4 international caps since being called up for the first time by Wales manager Ryan Giggs in March 2019. He made his debut in the victory over Trinidad and Tobago setting up Ben Woodburn for the only goal of the game. If continuing the form Vaulks showed for Rotherham then there is no issue as to why he could not go on to be a mainstay in the Cardiff midfield as well as adding to the 4 Wales caps that he already has.