Award winner Gault 'out to prove point'

Published Wednesday, 28 May 2014
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Former Linfield captain Michael Gault has picked up the Windsor Park Club's prestigious Malcolm Brodie Players' Player of the Year Award.

Award winner Gault 'out to prove point'
Gault said he will take fond memories away from his time at Windsor. (© UTV)

The 31-year-old was released by new Blues boss Warren Feeney earlier this month and was quickly snapped up by Ronnie McFall at Portadown on a two-year contract.

"I was going to sign again for Linfield but circumstances happened and I didn't get the chance to so I was disappointed with the way things turned out," admitted Gault.

"But that's football and I just have to move on.

"It's nice to leave knowing the players gave me their award, I felt I played well for them over the past season and it's down to them as well.

"I had 15 great years there and made some great friends so I'll take good memories with me, one of the best being when David Jeffrey made me captain."

Gault had an ankle operation recently and will miss most, if not all, of pre-season with Portadown but he can't wait to swap the blue shirt for the red one.

"Unfortunately I'll miss pre-season so will have to play catch up but I feel I've a point to prove and I can't wait to get going."

Gault will be keeping a close eye when the fixtures are released to find out when Portadown will face Linfield.

"It will be interesting playing them but anyone that knows me knows I give me all no matter who I'm playing against; that will be no different against the Blues," he added.

"Portadown are a great club. They've maybe just lacked a couple of players over the last few years but to have strengthened with Mark McAllister, Robert Garrett and myself hopefully that experience will help us come out top."

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Darzo in Co Down wrote (203 days ago):
Thanks larry lol well its like a new club now new manager etc and tbh looking forward to season starting again :) Well win the Gibson Cup back again lol and maybe more :) SUPER LINFIELD
Larry in Belfast wrote (204 days ago):
Well said Darzo! You may be a Linfield 'nutter' but when it comes to attitude and loyalty to players past and present, I must say I admire your attitude. Can't say the same for your team though. lol.
Darzo in Co Down wrote (205 days ago):
Thanks for all your service at linfield gaulty you were a linfield legend when i heard the news u were going i was shocked and have 2 say disappointed but thats football! Hope ur future is bright and when u come to windsor u go home empty handed lol :) GOOD LUCK MATE
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