League One clubs Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City are two of a whole host of clubs eyeing Exeter City winger David Wheeler, according to TEAMtalk.

Wheeler, 26, was a key player for Exeter last season as they finished fifth in League Two, eventually losing out to Blackpool in the play-off final.  The winger scored 21 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions, and his good form has led to clubs in higher divisions taking notice.

It is understood that a total of 12 clubs have been tracking Wheeler, including Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City, Northampton Town and Wigan Athletic.

Wheeler spent the majority of his youth career with Brighton & Hove Albion before joining Lewes in 2006.  The winger quickly became a key player and fan favourite, scoring 13 goals in 104 appearances for the club before leaving for Staines Town in 2011.

In two seasons with Staines, Wheeler helped the club avoid relegation by scoring 25 goals in 74 appearances.  He also won Players’ Player and Club Player of the Season both years, captaining the team for much of the second season.

In August 2013, Wheeler signed for Exeter City after impressing on trial.  In four seasons with the League Two club, the winger has scored 38 goals in 168 games and is now very much one of the most important players at the club.

Wheeler has only a year left on his contract at Exeter, but the club have told potential suitors that he is not for sale.  With the winger keen to play in a higher division, Exeter may have to cash in this summer rather than risk losing him for free next year.


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