Steve Evans admits disappointment with Will Buckley, claims Leeds winger is improving

Elland Road pitchside

Steve Evans has admitted he was disappointed with Will Buckley.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he has been disappointed with recent signing Will Buckley - but believes the winger is starting to spark.

The Whites boss saw his side lose 1-0 against his former club Rotherham United on Saturday, meaning he has now won two, lost two and drawn two of his first six games in charge.

Evans is desperate to add some new signings to his squad ahead of Wednesday's loan deadline, but he should possibly look to bring in a current loanee in from the cold.

Leeds snapped up winger Will Buckley on loan from Sunderland back in October, with former boss Uwe Rosler adding the wide man in a bid to bring more quality in the final third.

Despite coming with a fairly strong reputation of being a dangerous Championship winger, Buckley has played just 121 minutes of action for Leeds, including only 36 minutes under new manager Evans.

Speaking after the defeat to Rotherham, Evans admitted to BBC Radio Leeds that he has been disappointed with Buckley so far, but believes the winger is starting to improve in training sessions.

"Well he has in the last week", said Evans. "I was disappointed for a couple of weeks and Will knows that. But in the last week he's started to spark," he added.

Buckley will be hoping that his fortunes at Elland Road change, especially with no future at Sunderland should he be sent back to the Stadium of Light - but he may still have to impress Evans a little more before he earns a regular first-team spot at Leeds.

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