James Constable

James Constable
James Constable
Birthplace : MalmesburyBorn : 04-10-1984Position : Forward
 

James Constable originally came to the Harriers for a two month long loan from local League two side Walsall but eventually signed for us permanently.

Originally with Southern League side Chippenham Town he signed for the Saddlers in November 2005 after scoring twenty two goals in thirty one games for his hometown club. After a bright start at the Bescot he struggled to re-find that form and spent most of the time on the bench.

During the initial loan he banged in nine goals in twelve games and we signed him permanently on a 2½ year deal on January 31st 2007.

In the FA Trophy Final against Stevenage Borough at the brand new Wembley James scored both the goals in our 3-2 defeat. That made him the leading scorer in the competition with ten goals.

With hopes high the following season of even more goals it backfired slightly when he was sent off against Oxford Utd and also missed a few games through injury.

In a shocking move by the Harriers board he was sold to Shrewsbury Town in January 2008 for an undisclosed fee but thought to be well below his true value.

He never settled at the Shrews and was sold on to Oxford a year later and became something of a legend there scoring 104 goals in 270 games before falling out with the management and then joining Eastleigh.

 
 
Career history Date from Date to Fee Appearances Goals
Chippenham Town No data 21-11-05 Trainee 31 22
Walsall 21-11-05 31-01-07 £5000 29 5
Harriers 23-11-06 31-02-08 Loan/Undisclosed 72 38
Shrewsbury Town 31-02-08 28-04-09 Undisclosed 14 4
Oxford Utd 01-08-08 21-05-14 Loan/Undisclosed 274 104
Eastleigh 21-05-14 13-05-19 Signed 172 50
Poole Town 23-02-18 08-05-18 Loan 10 2
Poole Town 07-12-18 06-05-19 Loan 27 13