Luke is a central defender who came on a month’s loan from neighbours Margate in October 2009 but was recalled at the end of the initial term.
He rejoined the Rams on a permanent basis 2 months before the end of that season and has grown in stature as part of the Rams’ defence since.
Side-lined in October 2012 through a broken leg, and although he returned fit and strong for 2013/14 he suffered another break that September, leaving him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
Wheatley appeared for the U21s in October 2014 and returned to full 1st team duty in November 2014 and has been a mainstay since.
Luke Wheatley is sponsored by Mick Twyman and Andy Mason for the 2016/17 season.