Name: James Berrett
Date of Birth: 13 January 1989
Place of Birth: Halifax
Born in Halifax, Yorkshire on January 13th 1989, James is a central midfielder, who is a product of Huddersfield's academy system, making his debut for them at the tail end of the 2006-07 season. Whilst he stayed on the edge of the Terriers first team, clocking up 41 appearances across the three seasons that followed, it was only when he moved to Carlisle in the summer of 2010 - having been allowed to leave on a free transfer - that he began to gain some serious Football League experience.
Between 2010 and 2014, he played 198 times for Carlisle, and grabbed himself a reputation for a long range goal, scoring 27 times in his career for the Cumbrians. He had been their main set piece taker, operating in the centre of the park, and turned out 48 times for them during his final season at Brunton Park, scoring four times.
Carlisle boss Graham Kavanagh attempted to persuade him to stay at the end of the 2013-14 season. According to the Carlisle News and Star he was given an offer that would have made him one of their top earners, but despite that he chose to sign for the Glovers. Just before Berrett left, Kavanagh said of the player:
"He’s been an excellent servant for this football club and he’s one of the nicest lads you could hope to meet. He’s also a very good professional in every way and I would have loved to have been able to report that he was staying. It doesn’t look like that will happen, unless something changes drastically, so I wish him all the best with his next move."
In addition to his club football, Berrett is a former Republic of Ireland youth international, having been capped at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level. His last caps came in 2009, having been selected five times at Under-21 level during the 2008-09 season.
James has signed a two year contract with Yeovil Town, that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.
Total Appearances: 34
Total Goals: 1
Debut Appearance: 9 August 2014
Debut Goal: 18 April 2015