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David becomes a Don

Paul Tisdale makes second January signing...

25 January 2019

MK Dons have signed attacker David Wheeler on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Wheeler, who scored 39 goals while under the management of Paul Tisdale at Exeter City, will spend the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign at Stadium MK.

He becomes Tisdale’s second signing of the January Transfer Window, following the arrival of Russell Martin.

"I’m looking forward to playing regular football and helping the team," Wheeler told iFollow MK Dons. "I've had most of my career under Tis - we always had a good relationship - he knows how to get the best out of my game.

"I think it’s always important to have that smooth transition, especially when I haven’t played regular football for a while, knowing the staff was a big thing for me."

He added, "I want to score goals – but more importantly - I want to do everything I can to help the team win."

Wheeler began his career in non-league with spells at Lewes and Staines Town before joining Tisdale’s Exeter City in August 2013.

The attacker was a regular appearance-marker during his four years at St. James Park and enjoyed his most fruitful campaign for the Grecians in 2016/17 when he found the net 21 times in 46 games, helping the Devon club reach the Sky Bet League Two play-offs.

Wheeler was signed by QPR in August 2017 and scored his first R’s goal on his first start for the club. After finding opportunities limited at Loftus Road last season, Wheeler joined Sky Bet League One outfit Portsmouth on loan at the start of this term. He played 17 times for Pompey before returning to his parent club earlier this week.

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