Date of birth
Born in High-Wycombe, former Chelsea youngster Wakely joined the Chairboys on a two-year deal following a successful trial in the pre-season of 2021.
The tall defender joined Chelsea at under-nine level where he improved through the ranks; after helping the under-18s to four trophies under Jody Morris, he was heavily included in the under-23 squad who won the 2019/20 league title. Having also featured for Basingstoke Town in 2019 with 15 appearances, his youth experience was bolstered by a spell at Brighton and Hove Albion from February 2021 where he most notably played in the 3-0 defeat of Southampton under-23s in April.
His contract expired at the end of the 2020/21 season before making his first appearance for Wycombe in the 1-0 win over Leicester, the first of the year in front of fans.
By Jack Deasley