And with former Sydney FC and Socceroo defender Luke Wilkshire in charge in Wollongong, James has continued and blossomed in the red shirt of the Wolves.

“Everyone at the club is friendly, the dressing room is amazing. No politics," he said.

“Everyone gets on so well. It’s why we've been successful. We get along and we want to win.

“And the fans are so welcoming too, and we’ve got a lot of fans. The biggest crowds in the NPL.

“And our stadium is one of the best you’ll see in the NPL, WIN stadium.

The East-London born striker and former Nottingham Forest junior has been in Australia for over five years and is close to acquiring his residency.

It’s now in the lap of the Australian government how quickly this comes through, thereby making James a non-visa signing for the A-League.

"He is quick, has a good first touch, can beat a defender, works hard and can obviously find the back of the net," Wilkshire said after James inked his two-year deal. 

Read the full feature on Thomas “TJ” James next week, when he tells FTBL all about his bold move from England to Australia and his A-League hopes.