Birmingham's Will Buckley reflects on frustrating season after scoring first Blues goal in win over Ipswich

Gary Rowett's men went on to win 3-0 against their Championship play-off rivals at St Andrew's.

Will Buckley has admitted that he enjoyed himself on a football pitch for the first time this season during Birmingham's emphatic victory over Ipswich Town at the weekend, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The winger - currently on loan from Premier League side Sunderland until next month - opened the scoring for Gary Rowett's men, as they went on to record an excellent 3-0 victory over the Tractor Boys at St Andrew's.

And Buckley claimed that the clash was the first time in a long time that he has been satisfied with his performance.

"I can't remember the last time I had that much fun on a football pitch, it's definitely not been this season with limited chances," he told the Mail.

Before joining the Blues earlier this month, Buckley had not played since October when he featured for the final time during a frustrating loan spell with Birmingham's Championship rivals Leeds United. His time at Elland Road saw him make just four appearances, and his only start for the Whites came in a 2-0 defeat that was inflicted by his new side. 

His arrival at the Midlands club earlier in the month has coincided with the Blues bagging a couple of sensational results - as they beat automatic promotion chasers Derby by the same scoreline with which they saw off Ipswich - to strengthen their own play-off aspirations.

The back-to-back 3-0 wins have seen the club draw level on points with Sheffield Wednesday, who currently occupy the final place in the top six, and Rowett will be hoping that Buckley continues to enjoy his football, as it may well result in several more impressive wins. 

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