By Harvey Byrne
Falkirk’s assistant coach James McDonaugh has raved about former midfielder Will Vaulks, who is reportedly attracting Rangers.
The Daily Mail reported earlier in the week that the Ibrox giants were weighing up a £400,000 move to sign the 23-year-old, who is currently playing in England with Rotherham.
The young midfield enforcer has featured in 39 Championship matches for the Millers this season, but he has been unable to stop Paul Warne’s side from dropping down to League One in a miserable campaign which has seen the Yorkshire club pick up just 22 points from 45 matches.
However, despite this season’ turmoils, his old coach McDonaugh believes Vaulks will shine in the Premiership and has told how he “has all the attributes.”
“Will has all the attributes and can definitely play at a good level up here in the Premiership,” told McDonaugh, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I don’t know where he will go next, but there were a couple of teams sniffing about him when he was here at Falkirk, teams in the English Championship and from the Premiership.
“He’s got that energy and enthusiasm, and a desire to do well.
“He still has a lot of learning to do, but he’s the type who wants to learn and would deserve a move to a top club.”
Vaulks has never played in the Scottish top-flight with his only appearances in Scotland coming in the Championship.
However, he has played in a grand total of 108 matches in the Scottish second tier and manager Pedro Caixinha could see him as the ideal player to improve a weak defensive unit.
The Gers are currently sat in third place in the Premiership table and they will be looking to progress in the next campaign in an attempt to close the gap on fierce rivals Celtic.
In other Rangers transfer news, Ian Murray believes the Gers may make a move for 32-year-old in the summer.