James Scowcroft

Date of birth15 November 1975
Place of birthBury St Edmunds
NationalityEnglish
Weight77 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

James found it hard to match his achievements of the 1999-2000 campaign in 2000-01 at Ipswich Town.

He started in the opening game but found himself on the bench for the home game with Manchester United.

He then had to wait until the end of the year before he got back into the side on a regular basis and formed a useful partnership up front with Marcus Stewart.

Once Alun Armstrong had joined the club, James was used as a striker for the first half with Armstrong taking over some time in the second period, allowing him to attack from a deeper midfield berth.

His lack of opportunities as an out-and-out striker reduced his chances of scoring regularly, however it gave him the opportunity to arrive in the penalty area late and get on the end of crosses unchallenged.

His aerial power is his biggest asset but his passing skills have improved in his midfield role and he is always willing to drop back and help out defensively.

James joined Coventry City in July 2005 with a three-year contract before joining Crystal Palace in July 2006 in a three-year deal.

He joined Leyton Orient in July 2009 with a one-year contract.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Ipswich Town Coca-Cola League Cup 2
1996-97 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
1997-98 Ipswich Town Coca-Cola League Cup 1
1999-00 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2000-01 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Ipswich Town Premier League 22
12
4
1
2000-01 Ipswich Town Worthington Cup 5
2
2
2001-02 Leicester City FA Cup 1
2
1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League 21
3
5
3
2001-02 Leicester City Worthington Cup 1
2002-03 Leicester City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Leicester City League Division 1 43
10
6
2002-03 Leicester City Worthington Cup 3
1
2003-04 Leicester City Carling Cup 1
1
2003-04 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Leicester City Premier League 33
2
5
2
1
2004-05 Ipswich Town League Championship 3
6
4
2004-05 Leicester City Carling Cup 1
2004-05 Leicester City FA Cup 3
1
2004-05 Leicester City League Championship 30
1
4
3
2005-06 Coventry City Carling Cup
1
2005-06 Coventry City FA Cup 3
1
2005-06 Coventry City League Championship 37
4
3
3
2006-07 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Championship 26
9
5
8
2007-08 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2007-08 Crystal Palace League Championship 35
3
9
4
2007-08 Crystal Palace League Championship Play-Offs
1
2008-09 Crystal Palace League Championship 5
5
1
2009-10 Leyton Orient Carling Cup 1
2009-10 Leyton Orient FA Cup 1
2009-10 Leyton Orient Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2009-10 Leyton Orient League One 13
13
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Sep 1996 Fulham v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 1996 Ipswich Town v Fulham W 4-2 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Jan 1997 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 1998 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 2-2 Coca-Cola League Cup Quarter-final
13 Dec 1999 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Aug 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town L 3-1 Premier League
22 Aug 2000 Ipswich Town v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Ipswich Town v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Premier League
19 Sep 2000 Millwall v Ipswich Town L 2-0 Worthington Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Millwall W 5-0 Worthington Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Everton v Ipswich Town W 0-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Ipswich Town v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Bradford City v Ipswich Town W 0-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Worthington Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 Premier League
20 Nov 2000 Coventry City v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town W 2-3 Premier League
28 Nov 2000 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 2-1 Worthington Cup 4th round
02 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 0-1 Premier League
10 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Southampton W 3-1 Premier League
19 Dec 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Worthington Cup Quarter-final
23 Dec 2000 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Morecambe v Ipswich Town W 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2001 Ipswich Town v Birmingham City W 1-0 Worthington Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Jan 2001 Ipswich Town v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Chelsea v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Birmingham City v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Worthington Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
03 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 1-0 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
04 Mar 2001 Ipswich Town v Bradford City W 3-1 Premier League
10 Mar 2001 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
02 Apr 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town W 0-3 Premier League
10 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
07 May 2001 Ipswich Town v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Derby County v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
18 Feb 2005 Preston North End v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Championship
22 Feb 2005 Ipswich Town v Watford L 1-2 League Championship
26 Feb 2005 Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 League Championship
12 Mar 2005 Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest W 6-0 League Championship
15 Mar 2005 Cardiff City v Ipswich Town W 0-1 League Championship
19 Mar 2005 Gillingham v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Championship
11 Apr 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town L 2-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2005 Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra W 5-1 League Championship
08 May 2005 Brighton and Hove Albion v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Ipswich Town 01 Jul 1994 30 Jul 2001
Leicester City 30 Jul 2001 30 Jun 2005
Ipswich Town 14 Feb 2005 14 May 2005 L
Coventry City 01 Jul 2005 25 Jul 2006
Crystal Palace 25 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2009
Leyton Orient 20 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2010
Bury Town 02 Sep 2010

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21 3
1
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Oct 1996 England v Poland D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
08 Nov 1996 Georgia v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
29 Apr 1997 England v Georgia D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
17 Dec 1997 England v Greece W 4-2 UEFA Under-21 Group


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.