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READ | Break can be positive for us, says Will

9 November 2016

Will Vaulks talks to

Rotherham United midfielder Will Vaulks is keen to put Saturday’s defeat to Preston North End behind him and says the international break this weekend will give manager Kenny Jackett a good window of time to work with his squad.

The former Falkirk man was left disappointed by the 3-1 loss to the Lilywhites on Saturday but says the club’s lack of a fixture this week will allow the new Millers’ boss time to take stock on the training ground.

“I was very disappointed over the weekend personally, not just with the result but with my performance as well,” Vaulks told

“The breaks haven’t really come at the best time, but we can use this one as a positive and it gives the manager time with us to build ahead of Derby which is going to be a tough game.

“Right now, you don’t really want it but maybe in hindsight it will be a good thing.”

The 23-year-old admits he has enjoyed the honesty of new manager Jackett and is eager to repay the faith shown in him by the new man in the Millers’ managerial hotseat.

“With the manager leaving before who brought me here it was tough, but the new gaffer has been very honest with me, telling me he didn’t know much about me,” Vaulks continued.

“He was kind of forced into playing me at Ipswich because of injuries and I did alright, so he showed faith in me to stick with me against Preston but it didn’t really work out.”

With a trip to Derby County imminently on the agenda after the international break, followed by a televised all-Yorkshire affair at AESSEAL New York Stadium against Leeds United, Vaulks is hoping that his side can turn their fortunes around when they return to action in November.

“I think we’re due something and we need a bit of luck and hopefully if we put the hard work in we’ll get something,” he explained.

“Every game that you look at this season is tough. The good thing is that they’re not too far away and there’s not too much travelling and hopefully we can turn it around a little bit."

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