Shrewsbury Town loanee winger James Caton made a lively debut as substitute for Mansfield Town in the midweek Capital One Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, and boss Adam Murray says he could be here for longer if he lives up to his rich potential.
“James is one of those. He is a young lad that was touted for big things,” said Murray.
“But he hasn’t managed to get the run of games that a young lad needs. He is a little bit like Nathan Thomas in that he has a point to prove and I think he is someone that can affect games.
“You saw last night in spells that he is dynamic, wants to get at people and make things happen and he is another string to our bow.
“We are very good on the ball and have players that can make things happen, but we need that discipline without the ball and need to make sure we are doing the rubbish stuff as well as the nice stuff.
“But I thought for his first game and without a lot of game time, he did really well.
“If he impresses we will look to try to keep him, though we obviously have Matty Blair coming back soon so there will be competition for places there.
“He is an option if we need it.”