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Cheyenne Dunkley

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

13/02/1992

Height

188 cm

Signed

01/06/2017

Country

England

Powerful Wolverhampton-born defender who joined from Oxford United

25 year-old Dunkley signed a three year deal at the DW Stadium which ca into force when his contract with Oxford United expired on June 30 2017.

The powerful defender has had to climb the football ladder the hard way having dropped to non-league after initially being with Crewe Alexandra.

After an impressive season at the Kassam Stadium in 2016-17 in which the U's flirted with the League One play-offs at the first time of asking and won the Checkatrade Trophy, Latics moved quickly to make Dunkley the first signing of the Paul Cook era.

Dominant in the air, he is also extremely quick and comfortable on the ball and there are high hopes he will be an excellent asset to Latics over the coming seasons.

CAREER SO FAR
The Wolverhampton-born defender started his career in the Crewe Alexandra academy, alongside Nick Powell and Ryan Colclough, before forging a successful career in non-league, firstly with Hednesford Town and then Kidderminster Harriers.

A successful three-year stay at Aggborough in which he amassed well over 100 league games was followed by a move to Oxford, initially on loan, in November 2014. Whilst at the Kassam Stadium, Dunkley won promotion from Sky Bet League Two in 2016 and twice helped the U’s to the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley as a virtual ever-present.

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