|Full name||James Phillip McCarten|
|Date of birth||8 November 1990|
|Place of birth||Netherton, England|
|City of Liverpool|
|2010||→ Accrington Stanley (loan)||1||(0)|
|2019||→ Bamber Bridge (loan)|
|2019–||City of Liverpool|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
McCarten began his career as a youth player at Everton and was named Everton under-18's player of the year for the 2008–09 season. Academy manager Ray Hall described McCarten as "the type of player a young boy should look up to". In March 2010, he joined Football League Two side Accrington Stanley on a short-term loan deal, making one appearance during a 2–3 defeat to Grimsby Town.
- "James McCarten wants first team place". Liverpool Echo. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "Accrington sign Everton defender James McCarten". BBC Sport. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "Accrington 2-3 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "Two ex-Everton youths for Aberystwyth". welsh-premier.com. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
- PLAYER NEWS: James McCarten heading to Irongate, pitchero.com, 8 February 2019
- Profile at Footballdatabase, footballdatabase.eu
- COLFC News, colfc.co.uk