Queens Park Rangers winger David Wheeler is on the radar of MK Dons, as well as a number of other EFL clubs after his loan with Portsmouth was terminated recently, according to TeamTalk.
Wheeler has spent the first half of the season on loan with Portsmouth, but found his chances limited with just one start and a further ten outings from the bench. Kenny Jackett was keen to keep him at Fratton Park, but he was recalled this week.
That’s prompted MK Dons to show interest, managed by Paul Tisdale who had Wheeler at Exeter City. Whilst that link may leave them out in front of any race, Team Talk report that Notts County, Bristol Rovers and League One high-flyers Doncaster Rovers have also shown an interest.
Wheeler began his career with Staines Town, later playing for Lewes before being plucked from the non-league scene by then-Exeter boss Tisdale. He scored 38 times in 170 appearances for the Grecians, before sealing a move to QPR.
His chances at Loftus Road have been minimal, he has just seven outings to his name and is not looking likely to add to that anytime soon.
Wheeler would be a huge signing for MK Dons, especially as rivals Mansfield and Lincoln have both made similar high-profile acquisitions. this January.
The Dons have slipped to fifth in the table and need to arrest that slide before it is too late to catch those in the automatic promotion spots. They led the table at one point, but are now 11 points shy of leaders Lincoln City.