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Kingsley James ready for new challenge at Port Vale

Port Vale's Kingsley James
James made his solitary appearance for Sheffield United in the Carling Cup

New signing Kingsley James has set his sights on regular first-team football at Port Vale after signing a one-year contract with the League Two club.

The 19-year-old made the move from Sheffield United and claimed he was not given the chance to prove himself.

James told BBC Radio Stoke: "I had been at Bramall Lane since the age of 10.

"I was always classed as a young reserve player and it felt as though other players were getting more of a chance to show what they could do."

James, who can play in defence or midfield, continued: "I already feel much more part of a first team set up here at Vale.

"My aim now is to get into that team for the opening game of the season at home to Crawley [on 6 August]."

James, who made one start for the Blades in the Carling Cup, has been reunited with Vale manager Micky Adams, following his short spell in charge at Bramall Lane last season.

Fellow teenager Phil Roe has also joined Vale from Sheffield United, agreeing a six-month contract.

They are among six new arrivals at Vale Park so far this summer.



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