A FOOTBALLER who grew up in Denbighshire starred in the middle of the park in Shrewsbury Town's Football League Trophy win over Wolves.

The match, played on Tuesday, October 5, saw Salop win 3-1 in a competition which is group-staged to start off with.

Shrewsbury are currently second in Group C, which also consists of group toppers Crewe Alexandra, Wolves U21's and Wigan Athletic.

During their win over Wolves, Ruthin's own Charlie Caton played the full 90 minutes, and despite deputising out of position as part of a midfield three, impressed for his side.

Having been 1-0 down at half time due to an Owen Hesketh goal, strikes from Tom Bloxham, Louis Lloyd and Rekeil Pyke eventually won it for Shrewsbury.

Former Ysgol Brynhyfryd School pupil Caton made his league debut in the English Football League One in a 2-0 loss v Doncaster Rovers in April.

The 18-year-old had made his official first team debut for Salop when he played the last ten minutes in a thrilling 4-3 Papa John's Trophy victory over Crewe Alexandra back in November 2020.

Caton, normally a centre forward, started out at Ruthin Rovers before signing for Wrexham's academy at the age of eight years old.

He then joined the Shrewsbury Academy as an U16 and has swiftly progressed at the club. He is described on the club website as a 'natural goal scorer' and was the U18s top goal scorer last year, scoring more than 20 goals.

Caton, has also made several appearances for the Wales National youth teams along the way too.

Locally, he played Summer League football for Llangynhafal where, unsurprisingly, he was a threat to many a defender.

His father, Colin, has managed Bala Town for the last 18 years - taking the Lakesiders from the Wrexham Leagues to the UEFA Europa League qualifiers.