Experienced central-defender Adam Wheatley becomes Steelmen’s fourth summer addition.

Redcar Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of former Marske United captain, Adam Wheatley.

Adam joins the Steelmen’s ranks from two leagues above, featuring 29 times as the Seasiders secured their survival in the Northern Premier League last season.

The stalwart central-defender was held in high esteem by his former club, amassing over 500 appearances across three divisions, notching 43 goals, and building an impressive collection of silverware.

Adam Wheatley at Redcar Racecourse. (Photo: Ben Benoliel)

Wheatley returns to the Northern League for the first time since 2018, where he played a vital role as Marske clinched the title, and were promoted to step four.

He is a proven, experienced player, who is extremely highly regarded, making him a welcome fourth summer addition to Gary Forster’s squad.

“I’m really looking forward to the new challenge,” Adam admitted. “After hearing about the ambition of the club I knew that it was something I wanted to be apart of.

“I can’t wait to get going.”

Athletic manager Gary Forster also expressed his delight at getting Adam onboard: “It’s a fantastic signing, the club have done really well to bring someone in who we highlighted as our number one target.

“To sign someone from two leagues above, with whom Adam had a contract offer on the table, speaks volumes about where our club is heading.

“Adam has proved his qualities with the amount of medals on his draw.

“Hopefully he adds to that collection here.”

Managing director Ryan McKnight extended his thanks to Marske United, as he applauded the signing as another important step towards our progressive club ethos.

“I want to thank the officers at Marske for how professional they have been during this process.

“As I have said previously, we are determined to keep taking steps to be ‘the place to be’ for the best local players and Adam’s arrival is another piece of the jigsaw.”

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