Charlie Caton signs professional deal with Shrewsbury

Montgomery Waters Meadow
Montgomery Waters Meadow (PA Wire)
16:54pm, Fri 04 Jun 2021
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Teenage striker Charlie Caton has committed his future to Shrewsbury until 2023 after signing professional terms, the League One club have announced.

The 18-year-old, who trained regularly with Steve Cotterill’s first-team squad and made three senior league appearances last season, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

First-team coach and academy director David Longwell told the club’s official website: “Charlie is a natural goal-scorer and he did well last year. He was involved with the first-team regularly and that has done him well.

“We are hoping he can kick on now. He needs to come in during pre-season and show the manager what he’s got to offer.

“He’s a great lad and he’s very respectful. We are now trying to push him because he’s got so much more potential.”

Meanwhile, fellow frontman Tom Bloxham, who made his league debut as a 17-year-old against Lincoln in April, has also signed a two-year deal.

Longwell said: “You can see Tom’s attributes with his size and strength. He’s athletic and he’s good technically.

“He’s only 17, so he has a lot of work ahead of him, but we are definitely happy with the path of his development.”

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