A hard-working and tenacious central-midfielder, James signed scholarship forms with the club in the summer of 2006 and, after an impressive debut season, he signed as a professional in September. His hard-work often goes un-noticed in Neil Banfield’s Reserve side as he sits back and shields the defence, whilst the likes of Lansbury and Randall push on in search of goals. He was fantastic for the u-18s last season, getting on the scoresheet in the 7-0 demolition of Crystal Palace. He has been a mainstay of the Reserves this campaign, although he is still one of the least-hyped youngsters at the club, which is understandable considering the quality of the players around him. His long term future at the club may be under some doubt because of the vast amount of players around him, but if he knuckles down and carries on doing his job, then he has a decent chance of making it.