James Caton

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James Caton
Personal information
Full name James Alan Kenneth Caton[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Widnes, England
Playing position Winger[2]
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2012 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Blackpool 2 (0)
2013 Accrington Stanley (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Chester (loan) 1 (1)
2014– Shrewsbury Town 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:09, 19 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James Alan Kenneth Caton (born 4 January 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Shrewsbury Town

Early life and career[edit]

Caton was born in Widnes,[3] where he attended Wade Deacon High School. As well as football, he played rugby league at school, and was a member of his Year 7 team that reached the Champion Schools final at Twickenham, where he scored a full length try in the win in 2005.[4] Caton played football for boys' team Widnes Wolves[citation needed] before joining Bolton Wanderers as a nine-year-old schoolboy. He turned professional with Bolton in 2010,[5] but was released in the summer of 2012. After a trial with Derby County,[6][7] Caton scored against Everton in Keith Southern's testimonial match as part of a successful trial with Blackpool.[8]

Club career[edit]


Caton signed a two-year contract with Football League Championship club Blackpool, with the option of a third year, in August 2012.[9] After only being named twice on the bench in his first year, against Cardiff City and Watford,[10] his senior debut came a year later, on 31 August 2013 in a 1–0 win against Watford as a late substitute for Nathan Delfouneso.[11][12]

Loan to Accrington Stanley[edit]

On 3 October 2013, Caton joined League Two side Accrington Stanley on a month's loan, however this was cut short due to injury which led to Caton returning to Blackpool.[13]

Loan to Chester[edit]

On 27 March 2014, Caton joined Conference side Chester on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[14] He scored on his debut, having come on as a half time substitute against Grimsby Town,[15] but failed to make another appearance for the club.

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Following his release by Blackpool, Caton joined Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer on 18 June 2014.[16]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2012 and 31/08/2012" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "James Caton". Blackpool F.C. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Iles, Marc (3 May 2013). "Ex-Wanderer Caton set for Blackpool call". The Bolton News. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charlie and his team book trip down Wembley Way". Cumberland & Westmorland Herald. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Reaping the rewards of excellence". Summer Newsletter (PDF). Wade Deacon and Fairfield High Schools Federation. July 2010. p. 4. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Valentin Gjokaj and James Caton will get another chance to impress". Derby Telegraph. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Loakes, Tom (31 July 2012). "Gjokaj Given More Time To Impress". Derby County F.C. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Canavan, Steve (7 August 2012). "Blackpool 2, Everton 0 – Full match report". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Blackpool sign Djeziri, Noguera and Caton". BBC Sport. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "J. Caton". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Games played by James Caton in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Blackpool 1–1 Watford". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "James Caton: Blackpool winger joins Accrington Stanley on loan". BBC Sport. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Caton Agrees Chester Loan". Blackpool FC. 27 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Grimsby Town 2–1 Chester". BBC Sport. 12 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "James Caton The Latest Arrival". Shrewsweb. 18 June 2014. 

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