The 26 year old midfielder spent four years at Walsall making over 100 Football League appearances for the Saddlers. After a short spell at Mansfield Town, James has played in the United States, then had spells with Alfreton and Kidderminster Harriers. He finished last season at Mickleover Sports.
Speaking after signing James said "The last two seasons have been tough, I've not had a real chance to settle. Getting signed up early has been great. I'm ready to get a full season under my belt and I'm looking forward to being part of a group of lads that want to work hard and win together"
Rawden added "We're building the squad, we want to hit the start of pre-season with the main nucleus in place, but the door is always open for players to come in and impress."