They’ve been together at Hamilton and Wigan, now James McArthur and James McCarthy have been reunited at Crystal Palace.
McCarthy has signed for the Selhurst park outfit. He joins his former Accies teammate McArthur at the London club.
Some fans have reacted to the pair being reunited by Roy Hodgson.
McCarthy and McArthur back together, that’s top class that 👌🏻
— Marcus Nash (@marcusnash) August 7, 2019
James McArthur and James McCarthy in midfield pic.twitter.com/bcSDJFy1bG
— Jimmy (@EntireDesign_) August 7, 2019
— Liam Knowles (@Liam_Knowles_) August 7, 2019
McCarthy & McArthur started their careers at Hamilton together. Who’d have believed they would reunite at an EPL club? Both lads have come a long way.
— John Mair (@johnnightmair) August 6, 2019
Gutted to see the back of McCarthy. He hasn’t been a key player in years but there was always a part of me that hoped he’d recapture that form he once had. Injuries wrecked him but good luck to the lad at Palace. Sure his old Hamilton team mate James McArthur will look after him
— Baz Devine (@baz_devine) August 6, 2019
#cpfc missed a real content idea where James McArthur evoles into new signing James McCarthy Pokemon style.
— Charlie Tang (@CharlieMWTang) August 8, 2019
McArthur and McCarthy are a great advert for Hamilton
They seem to follow each other at every turn. It’s quite incredible that McArthur and McCarthy have been put together again.
What makes it even more unbelievable is that this is the third separate club they’ve been at together.
First of all they controlled the Accies midfield together. Hamilton may not have a midfield duo of that calibre again, as the two midfielders were top class for the South Lanarkshire side. They made a combined 246 Accies appearances.
Their greatest achievement together was at their next club, Wigan. The two Accies academy graduates helped the Latics to a shock FA Cup win over Manchester City.
It’s a great advert for Hamilton that the two are still playing together. They’ve operated at an elite level for years now and Accies gave them the springboard to reach the heights they’re at currently.
The pair are role models for developing Accies youngsters due to their success in the English Premier League.
McArthur and McCarthy are back together. Crystal Palace may have earned a few extra fans from Hamilton with this signing.