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Exeter winger Wheeler joins QPR on three-year deal

(Photo: Action Images via Reuters)

By Alex Beard

QPR have made their first foray into the transfer deadline day market today, bringing in prolific winger David Wheeler from Exeter City.

Wheeler bagged 21 goals for the Grecians in League Two last time out, and now makes the step up with Rangers, where he has signed a three-year deal after joining for an undisclosed fee.

A non-league success story, Wheeler came through the professional ranks with Lewes, before moving on to join Staines Town in 2011. He switched to Exeter two years later and has gone from strength to strength for Paul Tisdale’s side.

Wheeler spoke to the club’s official website about his happiness at the move: “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 Ian Holloway said: “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.

“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.”

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