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Player set to fulfil dream of playing at St James Park on Saturday

5 years ago

All Newcastle fans dream of one day playing at St James Park and one lifelong supporter is going to get that chance for the first time on Saturday.

The ironic thing being that Will Vaulks will be doing everything he can to try and make Newcastle United lose.

Supporting the Magpies from being a kid, the midfielder helped Rotherham beat Norwich last weekend and hopes to repeat that tomorrow against the team that he loves.

In front of a sellout crowd that includes an impressive 3,206 travelling Rotherham fans, the 23 year old fulfils his lifelong dream.

Will Vaulks started his career with Transfer and after a spell on loan at Workington, ended up joining Falkirk over the border and played over 100 games for them before moving to Rotherham in the summer.

The midfielder grew up on the Wirral so a little surprising he ignored certain clubs in the north west in favour of Newcastle United.

No mention of family connections to the north east and too young for the Keegan days, he would have been 11 years of age when Sir Bobby Robson left St James Park, so maybe it was that Shearer, Woodgate, Speed, Bellamy, Given team that captured a young Vaulks’ imagination.

Will Vaulks speaking to the official Rotherham website:

“I have been a Newcastle fan all my life.

“To get the chance to play at St James Park will be a dream come true really but hopefully we can go up there and beat them.

“It will be the first time I want them to lose.”

“I’m sure Norwich came up here (Rotherham) and thought they would turn us over with ease as the table and stats do not lie, but we showed what we are about, in terms of character.

“We played a game that Norwich did not want to play and I think that’s what we’ll do at Newcastle, so hopefully we can nick something.

“At the moment, it’s a case of getting as many games as I can.

“Earlier in the season, I was in, out, in and out of the side so I’m hoping to keep my place in the team and go from there. You have to play games to get up to the speed of the game you are playing at and thankfully, I’m now starting to get that.”


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