Sheffield Wednesday confirm signing of Sunderland's Will Buckley

Will Buckley playing for Sunderland.
Will Buckley playing for Sunderland.

Sheffield Wednesday have this morning confirmed the signing of Sunderland's Will Buckley.

The 26-year-old will spend the season at Hillsborough and will wear squad number 38. He is eligible for Wednesday's season opener this weekend, at home to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Buckley hasn't featured for Sunderland since May last year, and is out of contract at the Stadium of Light at the end of this coming season.

Buckley cost Sunderland £2.5m when he signed from Brighton and made 24 appearances for the Black Cats. He also enjoyed loan spells at Leeds and Birmingham.

The 26-year-old began his career at Rochdale.