Name: James Bailey
Date of Birth: 18 September 1988
Place of Birth: Bollington
Born in Bollington on September 18th 1988, he is a product of Crewe's youth academy who was given a full professional contract in the summer of 2007, ultimately going on to play 55 times for their first team across three seasons. In the summer of 2010, Derby County signed him for an undisclosed fee, giving him a three year contract that ultimately turned in to a four year stay with the Rams, and 64 appearances for them, scoring one goal - all at Championship level.
The majority of Bailey's appearances came in his first two seasons for the Rams, and after he dropped down the pecking order, they loaned him out twice to League One side Coventry City, clocking up 37 appearances and two goals across both spells.
In the summer of 2014, Barnsley picked him up, remaining there for a year, part of which saw him being managed by former Glover Lee Johnson. As a fellow midfielder, Johnson Jnr eventually took him out of the side, suggesting that Bailey's mental side of the game needed to be improved, saying: "His range of passing is very good. But the tactical, physical and mental sides need to be improved" - he was ultimately released by mutual consent at the end of that season.
Bailey then moved on to play short spells with Indian Super League club FC Pune City and Canadian side Ottawa Fury before returning to England at the start of 2017. He signed a half-season deal with Carlisle United where he made 14 appearances. Carlisle initially offered a deal to him at the end of the season, but with boss Keith Curle not having received a response from the player, the offer was taken off the table, leaving him as a free agent.
James generally plays as a defensive midfielder, although he can also play as a right-back. He has been given a two year contract by Yeovil Town that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2019.
Total Appearances: 29
Total Goals: 1
Debut Appearance: 5 August 2017
Debut Goal: 26 September 2017