Experienced Defender Joins the Lambs

Tue 18 Jan 2022 - 3:52PM

We welcome 29 years old defender James Hurst to the Lamb who signs from from Northern Premier League outfit Buxton. The Sutton Coldfield based player has plenty of football league experience in a career that saw him start out at West Bromwich Albion before a move to Portsmouth in 2008. Following a loan spell at iBV in Iceland, James returned to West Brom in 2010, making his first team debut in a League Cup quarter-final at Ipswich Town. While at the Baggies he enjoyed loan spells at Blackpool, Shrewsbury (twice), Chesterfield and Birmingham City before returning to Iceland to sign for Valur in May 2013. A move to Crawley Town followed later that summer but he returned to Valur the following season after a loan spell at Northampton Town. He spent the 14/15 season at Hednesford Town before signing for Torquay United and then AFC Telford United. James moved to Dover in January 2017, then on to Wrexham the following summer. He returned to Hednesford Town before signing for Buxton in August 2020 where he been for 2 1/2 seasons. He has represented England at Under 16s, Under 17s and Under 18s and Under 20s

Welcome to Tamworth James and we hope you have a successful time at the Lamb!


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