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Pearson LCFC 04 Manager Kevin Wilkin is looking to tie up the loan signing of Leicester City defender James Pearson on a one month loan deal.

The full back was at Colliers Park this morning to join in training and this afternoon he sat down to sign the necessary paperwork.

James is not eligible for the FA Cup, but is looking forward to the opportunity to face FC Halifax Town on Saturday.

"It's a great chance for me and I'm delighted to be joining a big club," he said.
"I play mainly in the U21 league, which is of a high standard, but you can't beat playing first team football.

"With Leicester I played in the League Cup this season and last year also had a short spell with Carlisle United. So I'm really looking forward to this month with Wrexham."

James started out as a youth player with Rotherham United and then had a spell studying at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.

"My career path does look a little different to most," he said. "It's been a long road to bring me to being me here. Looking back, the spell I had at Hartpury College and University was massive for me, as they helped me out a lot.

"I've seen the Glyndwr University players at the training ground and that was the route that got me back into the game.

"I'm looking forward to this because it's a chance to get more experience of the game."

He is already settling into his new surroundings.
"I have some family living outside Oswestry, so I'm going to be staying with them," said James.

"The training facilities are great, far better than some I have seen in the league and I spotted that crowd of over 8,000 against Grimsby Town.

"I always think of Wrexham as a League club and it would be nice if I could play a part in helping the club back.

"It will come, you only have to look around the ground to see that.

"I spoke with Danny Livesey when he returned to Carlisle last season and he was full of praise for the club. I'm sure I'm going to enjoy my spell here too."

As with all these deals, we have submitted James' details to FIFA to gain his International Clearance and the different footballing authorities accepting his registration.