Date of birth
The young centre back signed from Burnley, after previous loan spells with clubs such as Gateshead, Chester, Morecambe.
His most recent spell, between September and January this season, was at Bury, where he made eight league appearances in Sky Bet League One.
Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Alex moved further south to start his career with Burnley in 2012 at the age of 16. In his second season at the club, he captained the youth side and at the end of the 2013/14 season he signed his first professional contract.
Despite being a young player, Whitmore has a strong backbone of experience, having played 43 games for Morecambe as one of their most valuable players in 2016/17. This included 35 games in Sky Bet League Two, meaning he knows the league and his opponents well.
Dominant and aggressive, Alex can use both feet and also reads the game well.