Date of birth
Albanian born Zeli Ismail joined the Shakers ahead of the 2016-17 season, after being released by Wolverhampton Wanderers, signing a two-year deal. Although he was born in Kukës, Albania, Zeli has represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels and is a product of the Wolves Academy system.
After progressing through the ranks for Wolves, with whom he made just nine first team appearances, Zeli has enjoyed loan spells MK Dons, Burton Albion (twice), Notts County, Oxford United and, latterly, at Cambridge United. An attacking midfielder that has an abundance of pace and power, Zeli suffered a serious injury during the Christmas period that kept him out of action for the remainder of the season.