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WIGAN ATHLETIC PLAYER PROFILES

REECE JAMES
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  • REECE JAMES
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UPDATED 01:47 22nd July 2015

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James began his footballing career with Rossendale United, before spending time as a youth at Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End, later moving to Manchester United for his final year as an Under 18.

The versatile left back made his professional debut in League One against Leyton Orient on 3 August 2013, whilst on loan at Carlisle United from Old Trafford.

James made his competitive debut for United against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup on 26 August 2014, coming up against fellow summer signing Will Grigg who scored twice.

The 21-year-old joined Rotherham United on loan in the 2014/15 campaign, playing eight times, including in the Millers' 2-1 victory over Latics at the DW Stadium.  James formed part of the defence alongside his fellow summer signing Craig Morgan.

James had a second spell in Yorkshire during the 2014/15 season, this time he linked up with Huddersfield Town on loan for the final two months of the season, playing six times. He went on to score his first professional goal whilst on loan at the John Smith's Stadium, with the Terriers drawing 4-4 at home to Derby County.

Before making his competitive debut for Man United, James made an appearance for the first team during their pre-season clash with LA Galaxy in July 2014, scoring a brace in a 7-0 victory.

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