City boss Mike Phelan plucked youngster Weir from Manchester United’s reserves, a team he captained during 2016. He was given a City debut in the League Cup but he failed to impress Phelan and his successor Silva, and spent the second half of 2016/17 on loan at Wigan Athletic. During the 2017/18 season his role was to support the first team during the first few months, but he picked up a nasty injury that kept him out of the side for over a year. Weir returned to reserve team action in early 2019 but was not able to break back into Nigel Adkins’ first team and he left City in May 2019.
Weir was at his local club Preston North End as a teenager before signing for Manchester United at the age of 16. He made his sole senior appearance for the Red Devils in February 2016.
Weir signed a one year deal for struggling Bolton Wanderers in August 2019, finally resuming his senior playing career. he made 12 appearances for Bolton at a time when the club’s financial collapse meant a scratch side was assembled to compete in League One. Weir left Bolton in March 2020 and joined Slovak Fortuna Liga side Pohronie. He had an impressive 2020/21 season, scoring six goals in 31 appearances and eaned a move to Hungarina side MT Budapest in May 2021.
Weir represented England at under-16 and under-18 levels.
Date/Place of Birth: 4 August 1995, Preston
Hull City First Game: 21 September 2016, Stoke City A (League Cup 3rd Round), 21 years, 48 days old
Hull City Final Game: 30 September 2017, Birmingham City H (Championship), 22 years, 57 days old
Manchester United (2011-2016), Hull City (2016-2019), Wigan Athletic (2017, loan), Bolton Wanderers (2019-2020), Pohronie (2020-2021), MTK Budapest (2021-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 7 apps, 0 goalsJames Weir
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