James Wilson player profile: biography, stats, images and news about this Port Vale player.
Time at club: 2021 –
James Wilson player profile
Port Vale FC signed former Manchester United and Salford City striker James Wilson in June 2021 as the club’s third signing of the summer.
Locally-born striker Wilson started his career at Old Trafford before spells with Derby County, Brighton and Sheffield United.
Talking about the agreement, manager Darrell Clarke said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have managed to bring in James. His pedigree is fantastic and I’m sure he will prove a great attacking threat for us next season.
“He scored seven league goals last season for Salford and played in a wide position in quite a few of those games. He certainly has the potential to score more goals when leading the line.”
The striker got off the mark for the Valiants with the second goal in Vale’s 2-1 home win over Harrogate Town. He scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 5-1 FA Cup first round win over Accrington Stanley in November.
Wilson really came to the fore in the closing stages of the season as Vale triumphed in the play-offs. The striker scored four goals in four games including one at Wembley stadium as the club were promoted to League One.
However, after an injury hit second season he left the club in the summer of 2023 only for a u-turn to occur and he signed a new deal later that summer.
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