QPR fans can look forward to seeing one of the hardest workers around in the shape of David Wheeler – according to someone who knows him best.
Wheeler last week made the step up two divisions to join the Rs from Exeter City – the same sort of leap he made four years previously when he joined the Grecians from non-league Staines Town.
The 26 year old scored 47 goals in his four years in Devon, including an incredible 21 from the wing last season, earning him his move to Loftus Road.
One who was not surprised by his success is full back Jack Stacey, who played on loan at Exeter from Reading last season before moving to Luton this summer.
“I really enjoyed having David play in front of me because he worked so hard,” said Stacey. “I played right back and he played right wing, and not only was he always a danger in the box, but he would always come back to help defend.
“He's one of the hardest workers I've come across in the game, so it was no surprise to see him given a chance in the Championship with QPR. He's worked his way up from non-league, and you don't do that if you're not a grafter.
“He definitely deserved his chance – he scored 20 goals from a wide position last season, which is pretty special, but he also contributed plenty in terms of assists too. He's always a threat attacking wise and is really good in the air.
“He's also super fit, and all credit to him for earning the chance to progress his career. QPR have given him his opportunity and I'm confident he will be a success. He performed really well for Exeter and hopefully he will do the same for QPR.”