James aims to build af­ter im­press­ing

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DANIEL James has en­joyed a week to savour but the Swansea City winger wants to make sure his goalscor­ing de­but against Notts County is no one-off.

The 20-year-old winger marked his first-team bow with a calm fin­ish in last Tues­day’s FA Cup re­play against the League Two pro­mo­tion hope­fuls, as Car­los Car­val­hal’s men set up their fifth-round clash with Sh­effield Wed­nes­day in fine style.

For the highly-rated Wales Un­der20 cap it marked the best mo­ment of what has been a dif­fi­cult cam­paign.

Af­ter star­ring in the Swans Un­der23s’ dou­ble suc­cess, fea­tur­ing for Wales at the Toulon Tour­na­ment and even re­ceiv­ing a call-up to the se­nior Dragons squad, James had hoped to kick on this term. But a frus­trat­ing loan spell with Shrews­bury, which ended be­fore the sum­mer trans­fer win­dow had closed, and nig­gling in­jury wor­ries set him back.

But the Hull-born for­ward has han­dled the dis­ap­point­ment ad­mirably, and now has his sights set on fea­tur­ing against the Owls in front of his fam­ily this week­end.

“It doesn’t get much bet­ter than that,” he said of his Swans de­but in the 8-1 win. “From my point of view

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