From Workington red to Welsh red

Congratulations to former Workington player, Will Vaulks, who was called up to the full Wales squad during the international break.

Will won his first cap in Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly victory over Trinidad and Tobago.

Will had a steady game for Ryan Giggs’ shadow squad and provided the assist for the late winning goal as international football returned to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground.

Ironically, Will made his Workington debut at Wrexham’s local rivals, Chester – just twelve miles down the road where the Deva Stadium straddles the Welsh border.

That was back in the 2012-13 season when Will made a superb impression after originally joining Reds on loan from Tranmere Rovers. He went on to make 26 appearances that season scoring two goals in the process.

His career has gone from strength to strength since with successful stints in Scotland and England at Falkirk and Rotherham United respectively.

Current Workington skipper, Gari Rowntree, remembers Vaulks’ time at Borough Park saying, “Will was great lad who I got on well with as did the whole squad. He immediately became one of the group but had the desire to improve as an individual. His attitude was brilliant during the whole time he was with us.”

Lee Andrews also paid tribute to talented twenty five year old who now skippers Rotherham from midfield.

“A good lad and very keen to impress, was always first out for training and the warm-ups, hard working and eager to play football.”

Will was actually born in England but qualifies for Wales because his mother is Welsh.

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