WAYNE Wheeler could end his 15-year love affair with Westbury United this summer, with Frome Town a possible destination.

The 26-year-old striker has committed himself to Westbury for the rest of the season after rejecting a move to The Robins this week, but has not ruled out making a switch this summer.

Wheeler said this week that if he were to move to a club in a higher division, he would want to commit to it fully. As he is working in Kent over the next month, and has two young sons to look after at weekends, he thought he would find it difficult to get to games and training.

When asked if he would like a move to Frome, he said: “Not at the moment. It’s just not the right time.

“I’ve got a young family, and with work and family commitments, I just couldn’t commit to it.

“If a lot of things change at Westbury at the end of the season, at work or if a lot of players leave, then obviously I can look for another club. I’d like to be in the Premier Division with Westbury, but the way things are going, it’s not likely.”

His manager Paul Brickley acknowledged this week that Wheeler could leave Meadow Lane this summer, while Frome boss Andy Crabtree has admitted he may move again for Wheeler in the future.

After playing for Warminster at under nine, 10 and 11 level, Wheeler started playing for Westbury under 12s and broke into the senior team when he was 16.

Apart from a one-week stint at AFC Bournemouth on their YTS scheme when he was 17, during which time he trained with the then on-loan Jermain Defoe, he has been at Westbury ever since.

Wheeler, who lives in Queen’s Road, Westbury, a five-minute walk away from the town’s football club, admits he has always felt comfortable at Meadow Lane.

He said: “I do like it. I get on with a lot of the players and obviously the manager looks after me.”

The striker, who has scored seven goals this season, learned his trademark somersault celebration when he used to skateboard in his younger years.

A friend taught him how to perform front flips running off skate ramps, and he then taught himself to do it on level ground.

Wheeler currently lives with his partner Rachel Nunn, the older sister of Trowbridge-based referee Adam Nunn.

The couple, who plan to get married this summer, are currently bringing up sons Brandon, 5, and Harley, 2.

In further Westbury transfer gossip, boss Brickley has joined the race to sign goalkeeper Scott Armstrong this week. Armstrong is registered with the reserves in the Wiltshire League but not the first team, as was thought previously.

Brickley looks set to go head-to-head with Devizes Town for the stopper, who Frome Town manager Crabtree is happy to let go.

Crabtree is due to make seven days’ notice of approach for Devizes Town midfielder Shaun Percival.