BALA Town boss Colin Caton has expressed pride after seeing his son being involved in a Football League game for the first time.

Charlie Caton was included in the Shrewsbury Town squad that tackled Bristol Rovers in a League One clash last Saturday.

Former Ysgol Brynhyfryd student Caton was an unused substitute as Shrewsbury won the game 1-0 away from home.

Ahead of the encounter, Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts said: “We've had Charlie Caton with us recently for training.

"He’s been in a match-day squad mid-week so there is a possibility he could be involved - we will see how the rest of the week goes.

“We are a little light but we have enough players who are ready to go."

Reflecting on the weekend, Charlie's dad Colin said: "I'm a proud man.

"He has worked really hard and he has done really well for the U-18s this season and trained with the first team.

"He has scored over 20 goals for the U-18s this season."

Charlie has been in and around the Bala Town changing room since he was a young child and Caton senior said he had picked up tips from many a Lakesider over the years.

"He lives, sleeps and talks football.

"He just loves the game and he has been involved with the game since he was born.

"He has seen the ex-pros come in and he has had good advice from them."

"He is just such a level headed lad."