Wigan Athletic loan star joins Salford City

Tom James has joined Salford City for the rest of the campaign, after Wigan Atheltic were unable to extend his loan deal from Hibernian.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 4:44 pm
Tom James scores for Latics against Accrington

The right-back scored four times in 24 appearances for Latics, who desperately wanted to keep him at the DW.

But he has elected to drop down a division after agreeing terms with Salford.

“Tom’s a very good footballer, composed, technically very good and that’s what I think he will bring to the team," said City manager Richie Wellens.

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“I’ve been aware of him for three or four years now.

"I tried to sign him when he was leaving Yeovil but he agreed to join West Brom, that fell through but I kept tabs on his progress, he moved to Hibs and has been on loan at Wigan.

“We’ve brought him in as a right back but we’re very aware that he can play as effectively on the left if required too.

"The two signings we’ve made – Robbie Gotts can play in three or four positions and Tom who’s played right back, he covered at centre-back at the weekend – they can cover multiple positions which is something we’ve needed.”

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