Tim Steele, signed from Hereford United, finished his 214-game Football League career with a stint at Exeter City. He also had significant spell at Shrewsbury Town and Woverhampton Wanderers
Tim started his career as an apprentice with Shrewsbury Town before signing professionally in December 1985 and going on to play 61 league games for the club. Transferring to Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 1989, he added another 75 league outings whilst also briefly appearing on loan for Stoke City.
A short spell at Bradford City followed between August 1993 and January 1994 ahead of a 32-game association with Hereford United before leaving to sign for Exeter City on a free transfer in August 1996
Arriving at St James’ Park aged twenty-eight, Tim went straight into the side for the opening game of the season against Mansfield Town on 17 August 1996 and, switching during the season between full-back and his more accustomed midfield role, started fourteen games (with more appearances from the bench) as the Grecians endured a challenging season finishing third from bottom of the Football League.
Released at the end of 1996/97, Tim brought down the curtain on his Football League career and headed back to the Midlands to play for Tamworth and later Sutton Coldfield Town. .