THE son of Bala Town manager Colin Caton made his league debut for English Football League One side Shrewsbury Town over the weekend.

Charlie Caton, 18, had made his 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.

But on Saturday, he made his English Football League debut when he replaced Daniel Udoh and came on for the last 13 minutes in Shrewsbury's 2-0 loss at home to Doncaster Rovers.

Taking to Twitter after the game, Caton - a former pupil of Ruthin's Ysgol Brynhyfry - said: "Disappointing result today, but proud moment to make my league debut."

Caton, a left footed 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.

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.