Rotherham United continue to scrap for their lives at the bottom of the Championship, sitting just two points off fourth bottom with five games to go.
The Millers and their manager Paul Warne deserve tremendous amounts of credit in all honesty for fighting on this long in a league where their budget and ability to attract players is dwarfed by that of their rivals around the league.
The South Yorkshire based side might well still pull off a miracle and stay up, and had they just had a bit more luck against Aston Villa in midweek, they might have taken points off the in-form side in the Championship at the moment.
There’s been some really heroic performances from plenty of Millers players this season, but none more so than that of versatile midfielder Will Vaulks, who has been the key cog for Warne and his team as they have put up their fight at the bottom end of the table.
However, Vaulks is such a talent that he is attracting attention from around the league, and was linked with a move to Derby County just a few months ago in the January window.
Vaulks would be a superb signing for the Rams though it has to be said, with the midfielder’s tenacious and all action style something which has clearly caught the eye of manager Frank Lampard over the course of the season.
Lampard will head into the summer looking for players who are hungry to come in and prove themselves at Derby, and Vaulks would surely relish the chance of making what would – without disprespect to Rotherham – be a step up in expecation and class for the former Falkirk man.
Derby currently sit five points off a play-off spot, meaning Championship football is looking likely once again next term.
Signing someone like Vaulks would be a shrewd piece of business, moving away from the transfer windows of the last five years or so where the Rams have gone out and spent big sums on players who might not necessarily have the hunger to compete at this level.
Vaulks has that, and would slot in very nicely indeed for the Midlands club.