WANDERERS are closing in on signing ex-Sunderland winger Will Buckley on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old will sign at the Macron Stadium, subject to a medical, to become Phil Parkinson’s fifth new signing of the summer.

Buckley was released at the Stadium of Light after a miserable three-year spell which saw him play just 24 times and loaned out to Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City.

He has considerable Championship experience, playing more than 100 games for Brighton in the second tier.