The 32-year-old arrives after leaving Dorking Wanderers for whom he played 21 times in the National League last season.

He started his career at Chalton Athletic, spending 7 years in the club’s academy before being released and taking a break from football.

He returned to action in 2010 with Burgess Hill Town.

A move to Lewes followed, then spells at Tonbridge Angels and Dagenham & Redbridge before joining Billericay Town during the infamous reign of Glenn Tamplin, helping them to the Isthmian League Premier Division title alongside Jake Robinson.

“It’s a club with real ambition, which was a big draw”Nicky Wheeler

The winger would move on again the following summer to join Woking, who he helped to promotion from National League South in 2017/18 via the play-offs.

A summer move back to his native Sussex followed when he signed for Eastbourne Borough, however 6 months later the lure of the project at Dorking Wanderers was too appealing and he was on the move again.

The highlight of his three and half year spell at Meadowbank was undoubtably another promotion to the National League, again via the play-offs, when Wanderers overcame Ebbsfleet United in a dramatic final 12 months ago.

First Interview: Nicky Wheeler
Interview12 months ago

Wheeler says he’s joining a club with ambitions that match is own: “I’m excited to be here, it’s a club with real ambition – that a was a big draw for me”.

“I’ve always had a good relationship with Hinsh and we’ve kept in contact – it’s always nice when you play in team that likes to play good football and you get a lot of touches; the style of football his team’s play was another big reason for coming here”.

Nicky Wheeler with manager Adam Hinshelwood
Nicky Wheeler with manager Adam Hinshelwood

Adam Hinshelwood is delighted to add more experience to the squad: “Nicky is another player with lots of experience at this level and above – he’s a player I have really admired over the years”. “He has great delivery off both feet and will bring us a lot of quality in the final third”.