David Wheeler joins QPR

DAVID Wheeler has joined QPR on a three-year deal, signing for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old winger has moved to Loftus Road following a sensational campaign with the Grecians in League Two, where he scored 21 goals.

Having started his career with Brighton & Hove Albion’s academy, Wheeler spent three years with Lewes before moving to Staines Town, where he remained for two years before joining Exeter in 2013.

A creative and energetic player, Wheeler is strong in the air and primarily operates as a right winger, but he was also used by Exeter boss Paul Tisdale as a wingback as well as a striker.

After putting pen to paper, Wheeler told www.qpr.co.uk: “I’m really excited. This is a big deal for me and I can’t wait to get started.

“Like anyone in any career path, when you take a step up it can take some time to acclimatise, but I’m confident I can have a positive impact for the team.

“Wherever I have been, I have been known to be a hard-working, honest player and I will give my all.”

R’s boss Holloway added: “We’re delighted to bring David in. He had a great season last year, and if you look at him, he has progressed every year. That’s what we want him to continue now he’s at QPR.

“He has got a fantastic work ethic, he gives us an attacking threat, and he’s got versatility as well, which is so important in the modern game.

“I want to give him a chance at this level. So many promising players don’t get this sort of opportunity, and I believe he’s going to take to it like a duck to water.”

 

This is a big deal for me and I can’t wait to get started.

David Wheeler
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