Vaulks talks of Owls deal as Millers pair sign up

Will Vaulks has spoken of why he took the decision to drop down a division by joining Wednesday.

Midfielder Vaulks was released by Championship club Cardiff and Darren Moore stepped in to sign him as he continues his reshaping of the Wednesday squad.

The player will also be linking up with former Rotherham teammates in defender Michael Ihiekwe and striker Michael Smith, who joined us on Wednesday evening after playing influential roles in the Millers promotion back to the Championship last season.

Vaulks talked of his move to S6, saying: “It’s a bit of a risk for myself to personally drop down a league. No footballer likes to do that, especially if you have the option not to do it.

“But that is where the conversations and size of the football club and plans for the future came into it.

“I wanted to be a part of getting back loving my football again and loving winning games, getting back that competitive spirit and feeling of promotions and that’s why I joined the club – to be a part of that. Let’s hope that is what is ahead of us.

“No-one needed to tell me how big the club is and I am aware of that. We are looking to get back in the Championship as soon as possible and I wouldn’t have joined the club if it didn’t have those aspirations and I hadn’t had those positive conversations.”

Meanwhile, we have been drawn at home to Sunderland in the Carabao Cup first round, the tie to be played week commencing August 8, and we will entertain Leicester City’s under-21s, alongside Burton and Bradford City, in the Papa John’s Trophy group stages.

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