James Ashmore (footballer)
|Full name||James Charles Ashmore|
|Date of birth||2 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|2008||→ Macclesfield Town (loan)||8||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Ferencváros (loan)||17||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:49, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
A graduate of the Blades Academy who impressed at every junior level after signing at the age of 10, Ashmore is a central midfielder who can also operate in wide areas and at full-back. He was offered a one-year professional deal in the summer of 2007 and has been a regular fixture in United's reserves.
Along with teammates Colin Marrison and Ryan Gyaki, Ashmore played as a trialist for Football League One side Yeovil Town at Huish Park against Welton Rovers in the Somerset Premier Cup on 3 October 2006.
Ashmore started the 2007–08 season on the fringes of the first team squad playing in a friendly against Worksop and impressed alongside established first team players in a midfield holding role. During the subsequent pre-season tour of Ireland, Ashmore scored a goal for the senior side; a 15-yard volley against Portadown after coming on as a 74th-minute substitute.
In September 2010, Ashmore returned to England to sign for Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division outfit Worksop Town. Due to issues over international clearance, He had to wait until the 9 October to make his debut, coming on as a substitute for Jamie Jackson in the 3-0 win over Ashton United.
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