Leighton James: Ex-Wales star suffers suspected stroke

Leighton James in action for Wales in 1981

Former Wales, Burnley and Swansea winger Leighton James has suffered a suspected mild stroke.

Swansea confirmed the 61-year-old's illness and that he has had hospital treatment.

James, who made his name at Burnley, is a football pundit for BBC Wales.

During a 19-year career, he also played for Derby County, Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland, Bury and Newport County. James' playing career ended in 1989 at Burnley.

He made 54 Wales appearances, scoring 10 goals.

After his playing career James went on to manage a number of non-league clubs in England and Wales, the most high-profile being Accrington Stanley in 1997-1998.

In Wales he has managed Llanelli, Aberaman and Haverfordwest County.

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