Will Vaulks speaks after Sheffield Wednesday exit is confirmed

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Will Vaulks says that he’s been impressed by the ‘structure’ at Oxford United ahead of his Sheffield Wednesday exit.

The 30-year-old Welsh international won the Owls’ Player of the Season award at the end of the 2023/24 season and was offered a new deal to stay at Hillsborough, however the decision was made that he would instead sign for Oxford following their promotion into the Championship.

It’s a blow for Wednesday, who had hoped to keep him on board, and he’s promised to give everything for his new club once he becomes their player on July 1st.

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Speaking to the club’s official website after his move was confirmed, the midfielder said, “I’m really happy to get it done. I’ve known about it for a while now and I’m really impressed by the ambition of the football club.

“There’s a structure in place and it feels like a club that wants to go in the right direction and hopefully we are on the journey upwards… What you will get from me is that I can look anyone in the eye and say I will give the club everything. I will work harder than anyone on the pitch and give my all.

“I hope you see a player that has a bit of everything and likes to get in amongst it and let the forward players cause problems. From a fan’s perspective you will see someone who gives everything every week and I can’t wait to get started.”

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Meanwhile, Vaulks’ new head coach, Des Buckingham, went on to say, “We are absolutely delighted to make Will our first signing of the season. Will brings a level of quality and experience to the squad which will be crucial as we embark on a new challenge in the Championship.

“He knows what it takes to be successful at this level and on the international stage, and his leadership qualities will be a key component for the new season… Ultimately, Will brings real quality to us on the pitch, and he will be an important player in our midfield going forward.”

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