Vaulks pre-Preston | I can’t wait for it



Cardiff City midfielder Will Vaulks spoke virtually to the press ahead of the trip to Preston North End.

The Wales international was named man-of-the-match by sponsors London Mint Office for his display in the victory over Leeds United during City’s first match back.

“We back ourselves going into every game,” Will began. “I know we were slight underdogs. Leeds are a very good team and their league position shows that. But we were confident. We were prepared. We stuck to the game plan and got the win I felt we deserved.

“We’ve got another game now that is just as big, if not even bigger, this weekend.”

City and Preston both have 57 points in the Sky Bet Championship this season with eight games remaining. The Lilywhites have a goal difference of five, besting the Bluebirds by a single goal to currently sit in the play-off spots ahead of Saturday’s match on live TV. Vaulks continued: “I think Sky must’ve predicted this. It’s set to be a great game. I can’t wait for it.

“After one round of games since returning we’ve managed to put ourselves in a good spot. Both teams will be up for it.

“It won’t define the play-off spots this early on but it’ll definitely help the winner.”

Will’s summer plans looked very different before the break in competitive action and lockdown.

“I should’ve got married, and been at EURO 2020 this summer," he added.

“We were getting married abroad and all weddings were obviously cancelled. For now, we’ve just got to look after each other and remain healthy. And, hopefully I’ll have another opportunity to go to a major tournament.

“It is unprecedented at the moment. I think I was pleasantly surprised with the game on Sunday with how competitive it was from the start.

“Once you cross the line, your only focus is on the game. And against Leeds we managed to do that from the first whistle. We’ve all got to adapt - and so far we’ve adapted well.”

Watch more from Will & the gaffer on Cardiff City TV.