The Owls boss speaks on the loan signing of Will Buckley.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvahal has expressed his delight with the signing of Will Buckley on a season long-loan from Sunderland, saying he can reinvigorate the winger's career, as quoted by the Yorkshire Post.
The 26-year-old, who joined Sunderland from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2014, found first-team football scarce in the year after his arrival, and it was believed that Birmingham were preparing a permanent bid for the former Watford ace.
But Sheffield Wednesday stole a march on their Championship rivals and Buckley will now attempt to help Sheffield Wednesday reach the Premier League in the upcoming campaign, starting against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Speaking on his new acquisition, Carvahal said, via the Yorkshire Post: “Buckley is a good example of what we are doing here at Sheffield Wednesday. Last season, we brought in players in the beginning who had previously not done well over the past one or two seasons, but we recognised when we analysed them that they had abilities.
Bristol City's Scott Golbourne in action with Birmingham's Will Buckley
“Of course, now it is easy to say that we have a fantastic Barry Bannan and Jack Hunt and (Fernando) Forestieri. But I remember when they arrived at the club that while they were good players, that the previous season that they were not at the highest level.
“Buckley is exactly the same. It didn’t work for him last season, but we recognise his abilities, so our target and the target for him is to create the environment so that he can bring the maximum and the best ability that he has. We try to discover the best way with him. Not with the pressure, but with time.”
Buckley could make his debut for the club against newly relegated Aston Villa on Sunday, as the Owls prepare to mount another serious challenge for promotion from the Championship.