Centre half Jake Wannell who joined the club from Salisbury in the summer of 2020 has today joined Yeovil Town FC for an undisclosed fee.

Head of Football Rob Dray said:

“Jake has been a huge part of this squad since he came to us, instrumental in winning the league, and key in finishing mid table in our first season in the national league. He will be a big miss on the pitch and in the changing room, but when you build good teams of good players this attracts other clubs, so in essence it shows we as a club are doing something correct.  He’s received a fantastic offer to transition to full time football and with his job he feels it is an opportunity that happens once in a non-league footballer’s career if you are very lucky! He goes with our blessing”.

As Jake prepares for his move to Huish Park he had these words to share.

“Firstly, I would like to thank Rob and all the management team for bringing me to this unbelievable football club 3 years ago. I can’t express how much I have enjoyed my football here. I can honestly say I’ve got some friends for life here, without doubt the best dressing room I have ever come across. 

I would also like to thank the fans for their incredible support over the years. We have created memories for life, winning the league together. It really doesn’t go unnoticed for those that travelled to Dover on a Tuesday night.. incredible. 

Football is such a short career & an opportunity has arisen which I can’t look past. No doubt our paths will cross again at some point. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Wans x”


Factfile: First game for the Peacocks: 11/08/2020 v Clevedon Town (A), Pre-Season Friendly

Jake came up through the youth ranks at Exeter City from 2008 to 2012 and was loaned out to a number of Southern League clubs during his time there including Dorchester Town and Chippenham Town in 2012-13 and Poole Town the following season. Upon his departure from Exeter, Jake signed for Southern League Premier side Weymouth ahead of the 2014-15 season and went on to spend three years with the Terras which included a five month break to go travelling in Australia. Despite offers from higher level clubs, he moved on to Salisbury in May 2017 before arriving at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium where he became a strong presence at the back for the Peacocks.