BiographyCaton was born in Widnes, where he played rugby league at school, and was a member of his Year 7 team that reached the Champion Schools final at Twickenham, where he scored a full length try in the win in 2005. Joining Bolton Wanderers as a nine-year-old schoolboy, he was a part of the England U16's setup that won the Victory shield, turning professional with Bolton in 2010.
After his release by Bolton, James featured in Football League matches for Blackpool, Accrington Stanley and Shrewsbury Town. Caton has also had spells in the National League with Wrexham, Lincoln City, Southport and Dover Athletic. James made his debut for the Boro’ at home to another of his former sides, Darlington, in March 2019