Will Buckley looking to make up for lost time

Will Buckley is determined to prove his worth to Wanderers in the Whites' next two games against Leeds United and Birmingham City, two of his former employers.

The 28-year-old has seen his season disrupted by injury so far, with the winger conceding Bolton fans are yet to see the best of him.

But having started the Trotters' last three games before the international break, his longest run in the starting eleven since December last year, the wideman is determined to push on and leave his mark between now and the end of the season.

“I feel good at the minute,” Buckley told The Bolton News. “You need a few games to get back to your best and it’s been a bit stop-start for me this season.

“But I’ve started the last three now and I feel like I can really kick on and do a job for the team.”

The flying winger made a combined total of 14 appearances whilst on loan with both Leeds and Birmingham, scoring once for Blues in January 2016.  

Having made four appearances during his time at Elland Road, Buckley is keen to return to his former stomping ground with a point to prove on Good Friday. 

“My time at Leeds didn’t go well," he said. "I was only there for a short time but I didn’t play and it would be nice for me to go back there and get a win, maybe a goal.

“They are a big club and they started really well when they beat us on the opening day of the season. I thought they looked a really good team.

“We have picked up a lot since then so I think it will be a lot closer game.”

Unbeaten in their last three and have lost only just once from their last six, Wanderers will be looking to maintain their current form going into Easter weekend.

But despite their upturn in form, Buckley is taking nothing for granted ahead of the Sky Bet Championship run-in.

“The start we had, it was like throwing 10 games away," Buckley said.

“We haven’t had a chance to relax all season so we’re not about to start now.

“I’m happy with where we are with eight games to go but there are some big ones left to play.”

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