Sunderland signing Will Buckley expresses frustrations at Gus Poyet's selection policy

Gus Poyet

Sunderland's William Buckley has commented on the rotation policy that Gus Poyet has put in place at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland summer signing Will Buckley admits that he has been frustrated by the rotational policy that Gus Poyet operates with at the club.

Buckley came to the Stadium of Light from Brighton and Hove Albion in the previous transfer window and he has had to adjust from being a guaranteed starter to becoming a squad player. 

It is a tough transition for the speedy winger and, although he admits that it is something which has to be expected at a Premier League club, he feels that it may not be the most enjoyable way to manage for the players. 

"I think it’s good for the manager, although probably not as good for the players, when you’re being changed," he admitted to the Sunderland Echo

"You’ve got to expect that coming to a top Premier League club. All we can do is be at our best and then it’s up to the manager to decide who plays which games.

“I made myself a regular starter at Brighton and that’s what I want to do here."

Buckley's initial impression on Wearside has been a decent one, even if it hasn't been as spectacular as he would have been intending. 

The 25-year-old was one of the Championship's most dangerous attacking forces when playing in the second-tier and he has shown glimpses of that ability at the top-level. 

Blessed with pace and skill, Buckley has the ability to be a threat to any defence and he will be looking to provide a potent outlet for his side as the season progresses and he adapts to playing in the Premier League.

Sunderland need to improve in attacking areas so an in-form Buckley would provide a major boost for the side, if he could reach the top of his game. 

The Black Cats have scored just 12 times in their first 11 games in the league this season and unless they start to pose more of a goal-threat their struggles are likely to continue. 

At the moment Poyet's side are in 14th place in the division, but a loss to Leicester City later today could see them return to the bottom three. 

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