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On the rise

5 August 2016

Club News

On the rise

5 August 2016

Being part of a club heading in the right direction was key in Will Buckley’s decision to join Wednesday on a season-long loan.

The Sunderland winger signed for the Owls on Friday and could go straight into the squad to face Aston Villa in Sunday’s Championship curtain raiser.

He told “The club, the manager and what the team achieved last season, it’s the kind of thing you want to be part of.

“As a player, you want to be part of a club that is pushing forward and Sheffield Wednesday certainly fits the bill.

“Because it’s a season-long loan, it will help in the settling process and I can take it that this is my club now.”

Buckley’s aim is to challenge for a starting shirt, something that has eluded the wideman over the past couple of campaigns.

But the 26-year-old is confident he can recapture more prolific seasons of old and prove a hit at Hillsborough.

He explained: “Hopefully I can be a good addition and bring something positive to the club. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a good run of first team football and I need that to get back to where I want to be.

“When the opportunity came up to join Sheffield Wednesday, I jumped at it. I want to make an impact in every game I play.

“It has always seemed a great club and I spoke to Fletch last night and he’s loving it here.

“Having played with him for the last couple of years at Sunderland, I’m sure he will help me settle in.”

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