James Tarkowski is an English central defender who currently plays for Burnley. Born in Manchester on November 19, 1992, Tarkowski joined Oldham Athletic on a two-year scholarship in May 2009. He made his reserve team debut in October 2009, followed by his senior debut for the Latics in January 2011 against Brentford in a home win. In January 2014, the defender signed for the Bees making 70 appearances over a two-year stint with the club. In February 2016 Tarkowski signed for Burnley and made his Premier League debut against Chelsea on the opening day of the 2016/17 season. He has since been called into the England squad.