Uwe Rosler speaks on William Buckley's arrival at Leeds United

Leeds United

Uwe Rosler is pleased that he has been able to bring Will Buckley to Leeds United on loan from Sunderland.

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has told the club's official website that Will Buckley has made a positive impression at Elland Road already.

Buckley's loan move to Leeds from Sunderland was officially announced on Friday, but he has been training with his teammates for the past week.

And the winger has already caught the eye of Rosler, who says that Buckley's arrival has given him a lot of options from which to select in attacking areas. 

“We have some real options in the wide areas now and some good competition for places," the German boss said.

“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. You can see the quality he’s got. He’s an established, well-known player who knows the Championship.

“He has been in the Premier League. You can see the way he moves, the way he passes, his speed and his touches – these are all qualities that we were looking to improve in our squad.” 

Towards the back end of last season, Leeds' lack of wingers was a real cause for concern, but they have addressed that issue over the summer.

The arrivals of Stuart Dallas, Jordan Botaka and Buckley have given Rosler a wealth of options to utilise in wide areas, and he now has a selection dilemma ahead of his side's weekend match against Birmingham City. 

Buckley has proven to be a quality player in the Championship, during his time with Brighton & Hove Albion, but he has not played much football recently.

The 25-year-old has not made a senior appearance yet this season, and it may take a while for him to get up to speed at Leeds. 

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