James completes Colchester move

Lloyd James

Lloyd James

First published in Saints News

LLOYD James has completed his free transfer move to Colchester, after being released by Saints earlier this summer.

The 22-year-old has been training with the League One side in recent weeks and was offered a contract a couple of days ago after impressing.

James, who can play in midfield as well as at right-back, was one of the highest profile casualties on Saints' released list in May.

But he is back on his feet now and will return to St Mary's when Saints host the U's on Saturday, September 18.

Colchester are yet to announce how long the deal is for.

Manager John Ward said: "I'm really pleased that we have been able to bring Lloyd in, he has a good pedigree for a 22-year-old and has already made around 70 appearances for Southampton.

"He has a great range of passing, being accurate with short and long passes with either foot, and has worked his way into the squad over the past three weeks.

"Having the right people here as well as them being good players is important to me and Lloyd has fitted in well with the squad socially and has earnt their respect with his performance in training and the games."

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3:41pm Thu 22 Jul 10

happysaint says...

good luck james @ colchester ,,,hopefully 1st
good luck james @ colchester ,,,hopefully 1st happysaint
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5:16pm Thu 22 Jul 10

saint dan says...

I have nothing but good memories regarding Lloyd. I know he wasnt the greatest right back in the world but the lad always showed heart and commitment. I do think he had a great cross on him and decent delivery from set pieces. However, if we are going to improve then sentiment cant get in the way unfortunately. Best memory of James was this season against Charlton in the Johnstones paint on sky. Shelvey got the ball outside of his own box and before he could even look up, Lloyd has cleared him out. Ball, man, the lot smashed up in the air. Shelvey went into his shell after that! good luck Lloyd.
I have nothing but good memories regarding Lloyd. I know he wasnt the greatest right back in the world but the lad always showed heart and commitment. I do think he had a great cross on him and decent delivery from set pieces. However, if we are going to improve then sentiment cant get in the way unfortunately. Best memory of James was this season against Charlton in the Johnstones paint on sky. Shelvey got the ball outside of his own box and before he could even look up, Lloyd has cleared him out. Ball, man, the lot smashed up in the air. Shelvey went into his shell after that! good luck Lloyd. saint dan
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8:25pm Thu 22 Jul 10

Ben Durutti says...

Good luck to the lad.
He was the one player of those released at the end of the season that I would like to have seen stay.
Good luck to the lad. He was the one player of those released at the end of the season that I would like to have seen stay. Ben Durutti
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9:41pm Thu 22 Jul 10

Jesus_02 says...

I am happy for Lloyd. I think he will go on and improve.

He was really dropped in at the deep end at Saints and perhaps a new challenge could rejuvenate his career
I am happy for Lloyd. I think he will go on and improve. He was really dropped in at the deep end at Saints and perhaps a new challenge could rejuvenate his career Jesus_02
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