(7th October 1990) Midfield - Twenty one year old James played in the Orkney Cheese A League for Rendall FC. Caught the eye of Academy during the pre-season friendly against Orkney AFA. Played ninety minutes in central midfield as a trialist in Academy's pre-season friendly against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Scored his first goal for Academy in a 3-0 win in the North of Scotland Cup semi-final against Brora Rangers on the 12th September 2012. James really came onto his game last season and was awarded the Dot McLachlan Trophy for the most improved player.