The Lowdown: Instant impact
The Owls star put pen to paper on a season-long loan from Blackpool over the summer and has made a blistering start to life at the Hillsborough Stadium.
Darren Moore has recently been using the 29-year-old on the left side of a back three rather than in his usual full-back position, and despite still having 18 months left on his contract with the Tangerines, an encouraging verdict regarding his future has been delivered.
The Latest: James’ exciting admission
Asked by YorkshireLive whether he would be open to a permanent move to Wednesday in 2023, James said:
“Definitely. It’s a great club and I’m really enjoying my football here at the moment.
“I’ve got to make sure I’m doing everything that I can for Sheffield Wednesday. That’s where my mind is at.
“I’m really enjoying my time here and hopefully in January I’ll know a bit more about what’s going on.”
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The Verdict: Boost for Moore
James potentially making the full-time switch to Yorkshire would be a massive boost for Moore, who has quickly made him a regular feature in his starting XI.
The Bacup-born talent has made 16 appearances across all competitions this season, providing two assists during that time, not forgetting that his versatility to operate at both left-back and centre-back is an added bonus (Transfermarkt).
The Owls are currently just one point away from the automatic promotion places, and if James helps his side achieve the jump up, the boss will be even more keen to maintain his services.
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