Will Buckley joins Leeds United

by Sheridan Robins

Leeds United have secured the services of Sunderland winger, Will Buckley, on loan until early January.

The 25-year-old has not played this season for the Premier League’s bottom side and was not named in the squad that is yet to win a game in the top flight.

Buckley has been training with the Championship side since the beginning of the week and a move has been imminent.

He told the Leeds United website that: “I wanted to go and get games at a big club and Leeds was the perfect opportunity for me to that.

“Even though the loan deal didn’t start until this week, I was glad to get with the lads and get training. It feels like a fresh start for me.

“I’ve got a point to prove that I can get back to the Premier League. To play games and to perform well is my aim now.”

The winger becomes Leeds United ninth addition under new boss Uwe Rosler in what has been a mixed start to the campaign.

Leeds lie 15th in the table with 11 points from their opening nine matches.

Rosler spoke of his delight at the signing, telling the official website: “We have some real options in the wide areas now and some good competition for places

“Will used his first week to get to know everybody, the players, the coaches and the place.

“He’s made a good impression. I think he’s settled into the group quickly.”

Buckley is set to go straight in to the squad for Saturday’s visit of Birmingham City at Elland Road.

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