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REACTION: REECE JAMES ‘BUZZING’ TO BE BACK

13 August 2017

Left back Reece James returns to league action after 20 months of injury trauma.

  • Reece James reacts to Latics' 4-1 win over Bury on Sunday.
  • James: "It’s an amazing feeling to be back."
  • "Thanks to the fans for keeping me going," Reece James.

Latics’ full back Reece James put 20 months of injury agony behind him as he enjoyed his first taste of league action since January 2016 in the defeat of Bury at the DW Stadium on Sunday 13 August.

He spoke exclusively to iFollow Latics after the convincing victory.

RJ ON PLAYING AGAIN
it’s been very frustrating, for me, for my family, I’ve had set back after set back and all I’ve done is to try and work hard behind the scenes and it’s an amazing feeling to be back out there playing and to get the support of the fans behind you and make sure you can get through the game.

RJ ON BURY MATCH
It was enjoyable, especially when we managed to get ahead and started scoring more goals. Powelly (Nick Powell) was unbelievable, he should not be in this league really, you’re trying to get him on the ball as much as possible because you know his quality is going to show through. I’ve only trained with Lee (Evans) a few times but you can see his quality as well, everything I’ve seen from him so far seems different class.

RJ ON THE CLUB
Everything seems to be in a good place at the minute, the gaffer is getting his point across and everything he’s implementing seems to be coming into place. We need the crowd behind us all season, they make a massive difference, especially when things go against you a bit, they give you a massive lift and keep you going

JR ON THE JAMES FAMILY
My dad’s a busy man at the minute, he was down to the Emirates (to watch brother Matty James for Leicester City) then back up here today and he’s loving it again he’s had a 20 months break from watching myself and my brother, he’s had a long time out from watching but he loves it and my mum does as well, so it was great for them to be able to see me playing again. 


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