Englishmen Abroad: Three Top-Flight Expats

Updated: March 31, 2015

James Lawrence – Trencin (Slovenia)

22-year-old Lawrence was born in Henley-on-Thames but has been quite the traveller, now a marauding full-back in the Slovakian league.

After being rejected by Arsenal and QPR, Lawrence sought refuge in the Netherlands and joined Ajax’s youth team at 18. He enjoyed success at under-19 level with the Dutch giants before moving onto Waalwijk and completing a degree in sports management last summer.

He then joined Trencin in Slovakia where he has been on the fringes of the side. Lawrence has played in 15 games so far this season as Trencin top the league ahead of teams such as Zilina and Slovan Bratislava, meaning the youngster could be playing in the Champions League next season!

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