Why Sunderland shouldn't re-call Will Buckley from Leeds United

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Will Buckley made his Leeds United debut against Birmingham City at the weekend, and Sunderland should not even contemplate recalling him from Elland Road.

Reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post have suggested that Sunderland may recall Will Buckley from his loan spell at Leeds United, after Dick Advocaat left the club. 

Advocaat had deemed Buckley surplus to requirements, after the winger looked well off the pace during his time in charge.

However, there is a feeling that Sunderland may want the 25-year-old to rejoin them, to allow their new manager to chance to gauge all the options he has available to him.

Recalling Buckley from a temporary move until January would be a non-sensical move by the Premier League club, though, due to the form of Duncan Watmore.

The youngster has been carving up defences in the under-21 leagues, and is just waiting for a run of games in the side's first-team.

Considering he would be in direct competition with Buckley for a place on the right-wing, it would make much more sense if the new manager gave the youngster a run of games in the first-team, instead of bringing back a player who has struggled to adapt to Premier League football.

Watmore remains an unknown quantity, and there is no guarantees that the gamble of playing him would pay off, but even if it didn't work out, Buckley should be in a better position to impress at the end of his temporary spell.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion man has not played much football of late, and he looked rusty on his Leeds debut, but he should be much sharper when he returns to the Stadium Of Light, as he looks set to play a prominent role for Uwe Rosler's side. 

As a result, Sunderland need to allow Buckley's current move to last for its intended duration, as cutting it short would only have a detrimental impact on everyone involved. 

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