James returned to the Magpies in early September 2013 from AFC Fylde.
In his previous spell he played predominantly in the reserves and at centre back, making a solitary substitute appearance during John Hughes reign as manager at Rocester in a 3-3 draw.
Since departing Victory Park nine year ago he has gone on to make a name for himself has a striker, first with Clitheroe, then with Northwich Victoria before earning himself a move to football league side Bury.
During his spell at Gigg Lane and he loan spells at Altrincham, Stalybridge Celtic and Harrogate Town, being a regular scorer at each club. In 2009 Halifax Town snapped him up on a permenant basis and he played a big part in their rise back up the non-league pyramid before moving to AFC Fylde in 2012, where he netted 15 goals last season despite not being a regular starter.
A big, fast and powerful striker, he is also a former kick-boxing champion, so should be a handful for any defence.
Up to end of 2013/14
Former Clubs: Clitheroe, Northwich Victoria, Bury, Altrincham, Stalybridge Celtic, Harrogate Town, Halifax Town, AFC Fylde