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Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler jokes about why club are signing Will Buckley

The German says he likes the player, because he is a Northerner.

Next week Leeds United will finalise a loan deal for Sunderland winger Will Buckley.

The former Brighton man is set to join on a three-month emergency loan deal at the right time to remain at Elland Road throughout the Christmas period.

The Leeds boss Uwe Rosler has wanted the player for some time now and he adds an extra dimension to the wide positions, something Rosler has been keen to improve all summer.

Rosler has now been speaking about just why he signed the player – including a joke about where he is from, which will no doubt endear him to the Leeds fans.

He is quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post as stating:

“We worked for a while on Will. Finally we got him

“Will knows the Championship well. He’s a proven Championship player with proven quality. He can go right into our team and make us better.

“We’re very happy that we’ve got him on loan with a view to be here throughout the whole season. That’s our target and Will’s target too.

He’s got energy, experience, he’s a good age and he’s got a point to prove after his time at Sunderland.

"He comes from the north west – he isn't a southerner, he's a northerner. So that attracted me to him",

The fact he is a Northerner might help him settle into life in Leeds but it is the Championship experience that makes him such an astute acquisition from Rosler and Leeds.

Buckley, who was born in Oldham and started his career at Rochdale, has played four full seasons in the Championship in the past with Watford and Brighton and was one of the more feared wide-men in the division during that time.

Once his match fitness is where it needs to be there is no doubt that Buckley will be a hit at Elland Road.

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