James Furlong signs new contract

Defender extends stay with Albion until 2025.

By Bruce Talbot • 13 July 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
James Furlong joined us in 2019 from Shamrock Rovers.

We’re delighted to announce that defender James Furlong has signed a new contract with the club until June 2025. 

The 21-year-old joined the club’s academy in 2019 from Irish club Shamrock Rovers and he made his first-team debut last August as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 win over Forest Green Rovers in the Carabao Cup. 

In January, James joined Scottish Premiership club Motherwell for the second half of last season and made 16 appearances. 

Under-21s head coach Shannon Ruth said, “We’re really pleased that James has committed himself to the club for two more years.  

“He has progressed well over the past two years since stepping up into our under-21 programme and then he had a really valuable loan at Motherwell earlier this year where he got his first exposure to first team football. 

“He featured heavily in their team as they finished the season strongly. This was an important experience at this stage of his career.  

“He will be looking to ensure that the new season is just as positive as the last and that he continues to progress.”