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Buckley targets first team return

8 February 2017


Will Buckley is determined to put his injury frustrations behind him and return to first team action as soon as possible.

The Sunderland loanee suffered a shoulder injury in the December fixture with Preston at Hillsborough but is making good progress on his road to recovery.

The Wednesday Under-23s continued their outstanding run in midweek – winning their sixth consecutive game – and Buckley stored a valuable 70 minutes in the match with Nottingham Forest.

“It was good to get 70 minutes or so under my belt,” he said. “I have been back in training for two or three weeks now but it is good to play matches.

“I’m trying to get my match sharpness back and hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m back out there again.”

Conceding it has been a tough period, the 27-year-old is now looking to the future and added:

“It has been a frustrating couple of months. I felt like I had trained hard and got up to the level I wanted to be at and then had that setback.



“Obviously, I had waited a long time to get on the pitch to show what I could do but it was just a freak collision with the goalkeeper that can happen to anybody.

“It was just freaky how I fell. The whole of my body weight went on to my shoulder and I popped the ligaments.

“It was one of those things that can happen in football.

“But it’s good the lads are still winning and getting results and that we are round about where we want to be. The most important thing is we are doing well and kick on for the rest of the season.”




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