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Salford City is pleased to announce the arrival of Tom James from Hibernian!

The right-back joins The Ammies on loan until the end of the 2020-21 campaign, having spent the first half of the season at Wigan Athletic.

Born in Wales, Tom started his career with Cardiff City from a young age and made his professional debut in the Premier League in May 2014 against Chelsea.

In January 2017 the 24-year-old joined Yeovil Town and spent two-and-a-half years at Huish Park, racking up nearly 100 appearances.

He moved up to Hibs in the summer of 2019, but with opportunities limited he joined The Latics on loan last September and has scored four goals in 24 appearances in 2020-21.

Manager Richie Wellens commented:

“Tom’s a very good footballer, composed, technically very good and that’s what I think he will bring to the team.

“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.”

The move is subject to international clearance.

Welcome to Salford Tom, we wish you a successful stay at The Peninsula Stadium!