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John
Buckley

Midfielder

England

Season Overview

7

Appearances

438

Minutes Played

3

Assists

3

Goals

Passing

Successful Short Passes

290

Successful Long Passes

11

Through balls

6

Crosses

0

Shooting

Goals Inside The Box

3

Goals Outside The Box

0

Hit Woodwork

0

Successful Passed In Opposition Half

180

Team Play

Duels Won

22

Successful Dribbles

4

Yellow Cards

2

Total Red Cards

0

Bio

A firm part of the first team furniture, Buckley's another of the first-team squad who has progressed through the club's Academy.

A very gifted footballer, who is good on the ball and has an eye for a pass, the talented midfielder put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract in 2017.

Buckley, who joined the club as a six-year-old, has risen through Rovers’ youth ranks and has played a pivotal role in the 2017-18 season’s FA Youth Cup campaign, which saw the Under-18s progress to the fifth round stage.

Following his excellent development with the Development Squad, the schemer signed a new contract with Rovers in March 2019, penning a deal to keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2022.

He made his first appearance in the team towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign at Sheffield Wednesday, coming on as a second half substitute.

He would have a greater impact in the next meeting between the two sides in the 2019-20 campaign; bagging a 90th minute winner against the same opponents at Ewood Park in November 2019.

Buckley would score again later on in the season, with his strike against Charlton Athletic being the opener in the 2-0 win at the Valley in February.

He's been a regular part of the first-team ever since and penned a long-term deal in September 2022 to extend his Ewood Park stay until the summer of 2027.

After finding opportunities limited at the start of the 2023-24 campaign, Buckley joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan, spending half a season at Hillsborough before being recalled by Rovers after featuring 13 times for the Owls.

Career History

Years Club Appearances
09/2023 - 01/2024 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 13