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James Tilley

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

13/06/1998

Signed

15/01/2020

Country

England

The attacking midfielder, James Tilley from Premier League side, Brighton & Hove Albion in January.

The 21-year-old joined us on an initial 18-month contract, after spending the first half of the 2019/20 campaign at National League side, Yeovil Town, helping them climb to second place in the table, three points behind leaders Barrow. Tilley has made a total of 21 appearances for The Glovers this season before his recall to Brighton & Hove Albion ahead of his transfer.

Tilley signed his first professional contract for the Seagulls in 2015 and went on to become a key player for the club's under 23 side, captaining them on a regular occasion. Tilley made his professional debut for the club on the final day of the 2014/15 season, making a injury-time substitute appearance away at Middlesbrough.

In total during his time at the club, Tilley made four first-team appearances for the club, but was also top scorer in the 2016/17 season for the under-23's with 13 goals and also helped the under-23's achieve promotion in 2018.

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