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Falkirk midfielder Will Vaulks ‘flattered’ by speculation linking him with Celtic, Norwich City, Rangers and Sporting Lisbon


Will Vaulks admits he’s flattered to be linked with a host of top clubs but insists he is happy at Falkirk.

Celtic, Rangers, Norwich City and Sporting Lisbon have all been credited with an interest in the 22-year-old in recent days, whilst it is understood Hibernian made an approach to the Bairns last summer.

It is recognition for a string of top performances from the lad from the Wirral, who joined Falkirk in 2013 and remains under contract until May 2017.

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But the midfielder is adamant he is content with life with the Bairns and will not have his head turned by speculation over his future.

Vaulks said: “I’ve seen it, but I don’t know anything about it.

“I’m happy here, I’m enjoying my football and hopefully we can try and get promotion.

“You would like to think it shows I’m doing something right when I’m being linked with clubs like that.

“But if they were there on Saturday I don’t think they’ll be coming back!

“It’s flattering, yes, but I don’t know here it’s come from and I’m happy at Falkirk.”

The 22-year-old helped Falkirk maintain their title push with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Alloa Athletic at the weekend.

The Bairns, who have played one more game, are sandwiched between league leaders Rangers and Hibs, who they have relegated to third with three victories in the last week.

And Vaulks has shrugged off disappointment over Saturday’s performance to hail the grittier side of his team as they bid to keep themselves in the hunt with the ‘big two’ at the top of the Championship.

He added: “It was one of those days. I don’t think anyone really had a great game but, at the moment, the way it’s going, the three points is massive – whether it’s 5-0 or 1-0.

“I’ve been here for three years now and in the two previous seasons we’ve given away too many late goals.

“We seem to be improving at that and seeing it out. We’re a strong unit, I think.

“We’ve just got to keep winning. We’ll see where that takes us.”


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