Date of birth: 17th February 1992
Talented midfielder who joined the Silkmen for an undisclosed fee from Halifax in the summer of 2016. A former Sheffield United youth team captain, James switched to Port Vale in summer 2011. He was loaned out to Chasetown in October 2011. He joined Hereford United on loan in January 2013 before a switch to Hereford on a permanent basis in the summer of 2013. An impressive spell with Chester would follow James' time at Hereford and in the summer of 2015 the midfielders performances saw him attract the interest of Halifax and James would move back to his native Yorkshire. James would once again catch the eye as The Shaymen won the FA Trophy last term. In total he made 57 appearances in all competitions for Halifax, scoring 11 times from his midfield role before making his move to the Silkmen.