David James stays for a second year at Bristol City

David James
James last played for England in the 4-1 World Cup defeat by Germany

Former England goalkeeper David James has taken up the option of a second year at Championship side Bristol City.

James, 40, triggered a renewal clause in February after passing the 30-appearances mark.

Manager Keith Millen told the club's websiteexternal-link: "David proved his fitness last year and he clearly sees us going in the right direction."

"The manager is getting a decent squad together," said James. "I'm looking forward to the new season."

James began his career with Watford, making his Football League debut against Millwall in August 1990.

He subsequently played for Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City and Portsmouth before his move to Bristol City in the summer of 2010.

In addition to his 735 league appearances, James has 53 England caps.

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