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David Wheeler signs for Championship side QPR

Midfielder departs with best wishes from the club

31 August 2017

David Wheeler has joined Championship side QPR.

David joined City on August 2, 2013, having impressed during a pre-season trial at the club, and made his debut in a 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers on the opening day of that season before scoring his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against Bury on November 30, 2013.

David, who has spent four-and-a-bit seasons at Exeter City, quickly became a fans’ favourite at St James Park and had his best season to date last campaign when he netted 21 goals in 46 appearances to help the Grecians reach the League Two play-off final at Wembley – a match in which he scored.

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale said he was proud of the progress David had made during his time at the club and wished him all the best for the future.

“It is another success story from Exeter City for player development,” said Tis. “We pride ourselves on the career progress achieved by our players and David is no better example of this.

“It was clear following last season’s performances that David was going to have plenty of offers to move forward with his career this summer and, while we didn’t want to see him leave, we are proud of his moving to a Championship club and hope this underlines still further our commitment to player development.

“David made it clear that he wanted to take this opportunity and once we felt we could be compensated satisfactorily, and make transfer dealings of our own to strengthen, we were comfortable with David’s transfer.

“We wish him all the best and hope to see him back at St James Park in the future.”

The fee for David Wheeler is undisclosed at QPR’s request.

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