John Sheridan hailed Carlisle United’s “magnificent” finishing that earned their best away win for a year and said: We should have had six.

The Blues ran riot at Swindon with four goals in the space of 24 minutes.

Regan Slater was the star of the 4-0 victory as he scored the first two league goals of his career in style.

Ashley Nadesan and Jamie Devitt also got in on the act in United’s biggest win on the road since beating Crewe 5-0 in September last year.

Sheridan said his team showed the clinical finishing he had called for after last week’s Checkatrade Trophy exit to Stoke Under-21s.

“I don’t hide things – the way I always liked it was when someone told us what we were doing wrong and what they want better,” he said.

“They have gone out and shown me here. They were four magnificent goals.

“That’s what I’ve been crying out for. We’ve had chances in nearly every game this season and this time we’ve taken them.

“I know what we’re capable of and I also had players chasing the ball 60 yards with two minutes to go and we were 4-0 up.

“There were lots of good things in our game.”

He added: “I was screaming at Hallam Hope with two minutes to go - I don’t think the players like it but if you’re going to be successful you’ve got to have it, that winning mentality.

“I don’t even like us getting sloppy in the last 10 minutes. I wanted us to go on and win by five or six. It’s just the way I am.

“But any game you come away scoring four goals and not conceding is a big plus for us.

“We created good chances and I was very comfortable in the way the game went.”

Teenage loanee Slater broke his league duck with two superb second-half efforts for the 11th-placed Blues.

Of the 19-year-old Sheffield United man, Sheridan said: “He won’t score many better, will he?

“They were two great finishes. You can see he’s performing better because he is playing regularly.

“To add goals to his all-round performances is only good for us and good for Regan.

“He’s only 19 and you can see what a good player he’s going to be. He’s what, five foot three and weighs about eight stone? But there’s just something about him – this arrogance, not as a lad but as a footballer.

“He goes out there and thinks he’s six foot five on the pitch. We had really good reports from Sheffield United [when we signed him]. Chris Wilder [their manager] is a good mate of mine and I’m thankful he let him come to us.”

He added: “I think Chris believes that if he comes to us, he’s going to come back to them a better player.

*Goals from Belchior Papa (two), Josh Galloway and Keighran Kerr secured a 4-3 victory at Port Vale for United’s youth team.