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Wrexham AFC Player Profiles

Posted 7th January 2017 at 03:50 pm

Brother of former Dragons attacker Connor Jennings, James signed for Wrexham on loan from League Two Cheltenham Town in January 2017.

Born in Manchester the left-back began his career with his native side Manchester City as a youngster, before leaving in 2006 to join Macclesfield Town.

He spent three years at Moss Rose collecting 38 Football League appearances as well as nine games during a loan spell at Altrincham. His senior debut came as a 90th minute substitute against Walsall in the FA Cup 1st Round in November 2006, aged 18. He went on to play in the third round of the competition against Premier League side Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

He soon dropped into non-league football heading south to join Kettering Town for a year before heading to the Abbey Stadium to sign for Cambridge United. He was named vice-captain at the U’s making over a century of appearances in his three years.

On Deadline Day in January 2013 Jennings switched to Mansfield Town where he spent a year and a half before National League Forest Green Rovers snapped him up. He would be part of the title race with Gloucestershire rivals Cheltenham Town but lose out, eventually making it to the play-off final in 2016 which Grimsby Town managed to win.

Jennings though swapped Rovers for local rivals Cheltenham that summer but found the first team hard to come by so was loaned to League Two rivals Morecambe before joining Dean Keates’ Wrexham.

He made his debut less than 24 hours after signing in a 2-1 home victory over Woking. 

Career History