James, Lloyd

Birth Date

16th February 1988

Birthplace

Bristol

Occupation

Midfielder

Biographical Text

Lloyd James, a midfielder signed from Leyton Orient, spent two years at Exeter City between 2016 and 2018 playing just short of a hundred games including two losing play-off finals. He later played for Forest Green, Bath City and Taunton Town.   

Lloyd, a Bristolian, became a trainee/scholar at Southampton in 2004 and signed professional in 2005. He was a member of the Saints team that lost the 2005 FA Youth Cup final to Ipswich Town and was later in the side that won the Football League Trophy in 2010. Lloyd was released soon afterwards having made around seventy league appearances as well as playing for Wales at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level. His next destination was to be Colchester United for whom he played two seasons until May 2012 including a brief loan to Crawley Town. Lloyd then enjoyed a four-year stay at Leyton Orient between July 2012 and May 2016 during which time he played 111 games (including play-offs in 2014) for the Brisbane Road club.

On leaving Orient, Lloyd signed for Exeter City having now appeared in nearly 290 senior games. He played forty-nine times in all competitions in 2016/17 - including the play-off final against Blackpool - and scored against Crewe Alexandra on 4 February 2017. Another fifty games followed in 2017/18 with two more goals and another losing play-off final. 

Lloyd signed for Forest Green Rovers for an undisclosed fee in time for the 2018/19 season. Whilst at Forest Green he was loaned to Torquay United for a handful of games in December 2019. Subsequently, in late February 2020, Lloyd was released by Forest Green Rovers and signed for Bath City. He then moved to Taunton Town on loan in December 2021 helping the Somerset club win the Southern League Premier South title in April 2022. Lloyd then signed permanently for Taunton ahead of their 2022/23 National League South season and was in the team which beat Yeovil Town in the FA Cup in October 2022. He also played in the first-round proper tie at MK Dons as well as in Taunton’s FA Trophy game away to Torquay United and was a regular during the club's two seasons in National League South.  

Appearances

Exeter City 

83 League (plus 5 play-offs); 11 Cups (99)

Goals

3 League

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