Will Buckley determined to make his mark with Wanderers

A player who boasts ample experience in the English game and predominantly the Championship, Will Buckley is ready and raring to go at Macron Stadium.

The 27-year-old, who has played for the likes of Rochdale, Watford, Brighton & Hove Albion and Sunderland in his nine years as a professional to date, put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Whites on Thursday.

And speaking following confirmation of the deal, the winger is eager to make his mark with Wanderers during 2017/18 and beyond.

“I’m really happy to be here,” he told bwfc.co.uk. “Bolton Wanderers is a massive club and they’ve offered me a real stage to help me get back to where I want to be.

“Being out of contract at Sunderland this summer, it’s been a little bit of a waiting game to see which move would be best for me and obviously being from the North West, it was a no brainer when Bolton came in for me.

“I’m right back where I want to be, nearby to the area where I grew up, and I’m confident that it will be a good move for both myself and the football club.”

Buckley’s move to BL6 will also see him reunite with one of his former teammates from the very start of his career in the form of Adam Le Fondre, with the Oldham-born wideman thrilled to be back alongside the Whites’ frontman.

“I played with Alfie about nine years ago and it will be great to be in the same team with him again,” he said. “He’s a great goalscorer, so hopefully we can link up together again and have a great start to next season.”

He continued, “All in all though, looking at the bigger picture, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Championship alongside having a few play-off adventures as well which would be nice to replicate here.

“I like to think I’m a good attacking player and I’ll always give my all to create chances for my teammates and hopefully score a couple of goals too.

“It will be a test for us this season in this division with the teams that have come down and also gone up, but I’m confident that we can do well this season.

“It’s a huge club and to come in off the back of a promotion when everyone is buzzing is fantastic and hopefully it will be another great season for Bolton Wanderers in 2017/18.”

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