*BS*Dover Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of Kingsley James, who arrives from FC Halifax Town for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old midfielder, formerly of Sheffield United and Port Vale, is an England C international and made 57 appearances for Town last season.*BF*
Chris Kinnear has pulled off a major signing in Kingsley, who is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders outside of the Football League.
James began his career at Sheffield United, joining at the age of ten years old – and went on to captain the likes of Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker in the youth team at Bramall Lane. He made his first-team debut in the League Cup in 2010, before making the switch to Port Vale the following year.
There, he made 11 appearances in League Two before signing for Hereford United, and then Chester – before turning down a two-year deal with Steve Burr’s side to sign for FC Halifax Town.
In the 2016/17 season, he scored 11 goals in 57 appearances and consistently impressed despite his side suffering relegation from the Vanarama National League.
James has won 3 caps for the England C side, and scored on his debut for the national side against Estonia in 2014.
We are delighted to welcome Kingsley to Crabble and wish him every success during his time at the club.