- Full Name
- James Justin
- Date of Birth
- 23 February 1998
- 6'0" (183cm)
- 12st 8lbs (80kg)
- Professional Debut
- 10 August 2016
Born in Luton, Justin joined the Hatters in 2005 and progressed through the club’s youth system.
He made his senior debut against Exeter in May 2016, and went on to feature for Luton 39 times in all competitions the following season.
The young defender scored his first goal for Luton in April 2017, in a 4-1 win over Accrington Stanley and was named Luton Town’s Young Player of the Season for 2016/17.
During the 2017/18 campaign, Justin made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Hatters, scoring twice and helping them to promotion from League 2.
Luton achieved a second successive promotion during the 2018/19 season, after they won the League 1 title, in what was the defender’s most influential season to date.
Justin featured for Graeme Jones’ side 52 times in all competitions, scoring three goals and again picking up the club’s Young Player of the Season award.
The young defender received his first call-up to the England Under-20s squad in August 2017 and made his debut against the Netherlands that same month.
At the age of just 21, the young defender had already played over 100 times for Luton in all competitions, including 52 appearances for the Hatters in the 2018/19 campaign.
He made his professional debut for the club in May 2016 during a 4-1 victory over Exeter, and scored his first goal in the 4-1 win at Accrington Stanley 11 months later.
During his final season at Luton, he was on the scoresheet three times in the triumphs over Scunthorpe United, Plymouth Argyle and Bradford City.
Justin has experienced two memorable seasons in football, first winning promotion to League 1 in 2017/18 after a second-placed finish, before Luton won England’s third tier by three points.
With the assistance of Justin, Luton’s back-to-back promotions mean they will play Championship football for the first time since 2007. Justin played in 43 of Luton’s 46 League 1 fixtures in 2018/19.