Sunderland outcast Buckley joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan

Bristol City's Scott Golbourne in action with Birmingham's Will Buckley

Will Buckley is reportedly on the move from his parent club again.

Bristol City's Scott Golbourne in action with Birmingham's Will BuckleyBristol City's Scott Golbourne in action with Birmingham's Will Buckley

Will Buckley has completed a loan move  Sheffield Wednesday, the club confirmed via their official Twitter account.

The 26-year-old has endured a difficult time at the Stadium of Light since being brought in for £2.5m by former manager Gus Poyet from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2014.

Making 24 appearances in his debut season, Buckley saw his first-team role quickly diminish, and he experienced loan stints at Leeds United and Birmingham City last season.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Birmingham were said to be interested in making the loan deal permanent, after Buckley scored once in 10 games for the Blues, but it now appears their Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday have shown an interest in snapping up the former Watford man on a season-long loan.

Buckley, who has a year left on his contract at Sunderland, is likely to be deemed surplus to requirements by new manager David Moyes, and is likely to be allowed the chance to leave the club either on loan or permanently

Sheffield Wednesday, who only narrowly missed promotion to the Premier League after a defeat to Hull City in the Championship play-off, are set to challenge for a place in England's top division once again, and acquiring the services of Buckley would serve as a significant capture for the club, especially after recently completing the signing of his former teammate Steven Fletcher.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the matchSunderland manager David Moyes before the match

Having played at the top level, Buckley has the necessary experience to aid the Owls' promotion chase, and every bit of experience will be welcomed in the race to the Premier League.

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