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Settled Wheeler hoping to play his part

Attacker looking to make an impact having adapted to life in Milton Keynes...

8 February 2019

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Settled Wheeler hoping to play his part

Attacker looking to make an impact having adapted to life in Milton Keynes...

8 February 2019

Having settled into life in Milton Keynes following his arrival in January, David Wheeler is now hoping to play his part in helping the Dons reignite their promotion push.

Wheeler made the switch from Queens Park Rangers late last month and has since featured in each of the last three matches, starting twice.

The attacker has looked bright in his performances to date but now hopes to start contributing to goals and, importantly, wins.

“There is a really good group of lads here and they have made it a smooth transition,” Wheeler said in Thursday’s pre-match press conference, when asked about settling into life at Stadium MK. “I feel relaxed and welcomed and I'm happy so far.

“I want to help the situation and help improve the situation. It is never down to one individual but the team being fluid and on the same page.”

He continued: “We’ve had a bit of a dip, but if we can time when it all clicks and get that right, heading into the last part of the season, that's ideal.

“We're in a much better position than plenty of other teams who had ambitions of being promoted. We're in genuine sight of automatic promotion which is more than most teams so I think there has to be confidence and belief.”

Wheeler’s move to MK Dons saw him link back up with manager Paul Tisdale, whom he played under at Exeter City between 2013 and 2017.

The 28-year-old was asked about his decision to work with Tisdale once and why he feels players often return to work with the Dons boss.

“A lot of it is the mutual respect,” he said. “The respect he has for his players as people. He treats you like people - you don't get messed about, you know where you are. He genuinely wants to see people improve and be successful.

“On the pitch, he makes you see the game in different ways, ways you don't necessarily look at it – taking into account how others play, how the opponents play – he's very good like that.”


David Wheeler and MK Dons welcome Swindon Town to Stadium MK this weekend, looking to get back on track in Sky Bet League Two.

Tickets are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons members. Supporters can upgrade their seat to East Centre for just £5 more while an upgrade to clubRed is available for a £10 premium.

Don’t forget, with a Club Dons membership you can enjoy a £5 discount on 10 EFL matches during the 2018/19 season - Young Dons members are entitled to £1 off all 2018/19 EFL matches. Season Ticket holders can also bring a friend for FREE on one occasion during the campaign while Premier Members can do so twice.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office/cash-only ticket booths or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.

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