03 Dec Vaulks hopeful Falkirk keep Houston
By Craig Turnbull
Falkirk midfielder Will Vaulks says it would be a massive boost if the club could hold on to manager Peter Houston.
Houston’s contract expires at the end of the season and negotiations between the club and the 57-year-old have yet to take place but the Bairns’ boss says he was “very relaxed” about the situation.
And central midfielder Vaulks says he’s had an important role to play in his development and hopes he stays at the Falkirk Stadium.
“Yeah, it would be a massive boost to hold on to him,” he said.
“We know we’ve got a really good manager there and I’m sure Falkirk will want to keep hold him, if we can it’s a bonus.
“The gaffer wants to stay I’m sure. I’m sure he enjoys it at Falkirk but he’s experienced enough to know he doesn’t need to worry about a new contract.
“He’s helped me a lot, he knows the game well, you can easily talk to him and he’s a really good man off the pitch.”
Rangers and Hibernian have made the headlines in the Championship this season but Vauks says Falkirk have to believe they can challenge those two for the title.
He said: “We’ve got to believe that. We definitely believe that we can compete with those two in head-to-head games but I just think they have bigger squads which might come into it.”
Vaulks has seen the likes of Jay Fulton (Swansea) and Conor McGrandles (Norwich) head down south onto bigger clubs but the 22-year-old is in no hurry to move on.
“You can’t beat playing every week and being involved in everything I’ve been there before where you are not involved it’s hard to keep your head especially if you’re living away from home.
“Looking to the future obviously I want to play at a higher level but there’s no rush.”