Date of birth
Wheater joined Latics in August 2019 and was shortly made captain at Boundary Park.
The Redcar born centre back began his career with Middlesbrough. He won many plaudits during his time at the Riverside including the North-East Football Writers’ Young player and player of the year for the 2007/08 season. He was made captain in the 2009/10 season despite being just 22-years old.
He then went on to join Bolton Wanderers. Wheater made over 200 appearances for the Whites before moving to Boundary Park.
The 33-year old has represented England at Youth Level from under 17s to 21s and has been named in the England senior squad but never went on to make an appearance.