Buckley: We’ll work hard to solve our big problem

Will Buckley takes on Swansea's Neil Taylor. Picture by Corrina Atkinson
Will Buckley takes on Swansea's Neil Taylor. Picture by Corrina Atkinson
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WILL BUCKLEY admits Sunderland need to find a solution to convert draws into victories.

Despite a much-improved display from Gus Poyet’s side, Sunderland remain one of only three top-flight sides without a win to their name after a goalless draw against Swansea on Saturday.

But winger Buckley believes Sunderland are on the verge of breaking their duck, with the Black Cats hosting Stoke City this weekend, gunning for revenge for last Tuesday’s Capital One Cup reverse.

Buckley said: “We’re not getting beat. That’s the story of it.

“But we need to start nicking those wins. That’s what gets you up that table.

“We can get up the league.

“It’s a matter of time before we get that first win and then hopefully we can get a few on the bounce.”

Buckley impressed on only his second Premier League start against the Swans after taking the place of the injured Emanuele Giaccherini in the starting XI.

The former Brighton man helped Sunderland create more chances, yet they couldn’t profit from the opportunities which came the way of Connor Wickham, Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson.

Buckley added: “It was a tough game. We knew they’d pass the ball and keep it.

“But when they went down to 10 men, we were the ones passing it around.

“We had a few chances and could have won it. It’s a good point, but frustrating that we couldn’t get that goal in the dying minutes.

“We’ve got strikers who can score goals. At the minute, it’s not just coming for us, but we know they’ll come.”

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