Luton Town Boss: James Cameron Trialed For Weeks
Following the news that 18-year-old Vancouver FC full-back James Cameron is in England for multiple trials with English Premier League clubs, Luton Town boss Rob Edwards has chimed in on the matter.
Speaking to the press this week, the Premier League head coach revealed that Cameron has been on trial with the Luton Town youth team for a couple weeks, and have even featured in a match against Notts County at the club’s training ground.
A match report from Luton Town reveals that the club’s U-21 side lost out 2-1, with Cameron appearing as one of two trialists in the match. As per Edwards himself, the English top flight team has been evaluating him mostly for the youth ranks, just as it had when it signed former Cavalry forward Aribim Pepple.
“He came through a little bit more from the academy side, but we have to cast the net out there and see what’s out there as well,” added Edwards.
Cameron’s rookie season with Vancouver FC saw the defender immediately step into a starting role during the CPL side’s inaugural season, with the 18-year-old only missing one match since his debut on June 11. The full-back has been present for every club win amongst the team’s inaugural season, leading the team in both tackles won per game and duals won, too.
Despite his nomination for Best Canadian U-21 Player, Cameron was absent at the 2023 CPL Awards as he was already trialing with Luton Town, who held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw over the weekend to remain just above the relegation zone.
The English upper tiers have kept a good eye on CPL talent, with Dominick Zator having once neared a move to the Championship, while David Norman Jr. more recently helped Northampton Town earn promotion to League One before a move the Irish top flight.
Cameron’s trial spell with Luton Town has now wrapped, with Northern Tribune learning he’s now with another Premier League side – and that won’t be his last stop, either. However, the youngster put pen to paper on a multi-year deal with Vancouver through the league’s new exceptional young talent rule, so barring any unknown clauses it looks like an offer would have to be made to pry the youngster away.
Source: Hatters News