Striker Olufela Olomola believes that working with Steven Pressley at Carlisle United will be “a match made in heaven”.

The Scunthorpe loan man, who is eyeing his debut against Crawley tomorrow, believes Pressley’s style of play will suit him down to the ground.

Olomola joined this week on a season-long loan and the 21-year-old said: “Initially my plan was to try and stay at Scunthorpe and get into that team. When I realised that wasn’t going to be a possibility I wanted to get out straight away and find somewhere not only where I was wanted but that suited me.

“When this came up it was a match made in heaven. It emphasises how I want to play, what I’m about. High pressing, on the front foot, but also playing football - that’s the type of player I am.”

While United are hoping to add to their strikeforce ahead of Crawley’s visit, Olomola says he is comfortable with shouldering the goals burden.

The former Arsenal and Southampton trainee said: “That’s something I’m more than happy to take on.

“I want to lead from the front as well as I can. I’ll work hard and hopefully score goals for the team.”

Olomola arrived as a much-needed addition to United’s attacking options and said the presence at United of his ex-Scunny team-mate Byron Webster also helped sell the move to Cumbria.

The striker said: “I had a word with Byron and he convinced me this is the right place for me.

“Byron had a massive influence on my decision. I trust Byron a lot, I respect him a lot, he’s a real good guy and he had nothing but good things to say about this place. When he said that it kind of made up my mind for me.”

Olomola is hoping to emulate the best spell of his professional career to date, a seven-goal stint at Yeovil in the 2017/18 campaign.

He said: “That was my first season in professional football [Yeovil] and it went very well. It’s something I need to replicate and even do better.

“I just try and get on with what I need to do, get my head down and work, and take my opportunities when they come.

“I’m fast, I’m strong, I like to score goals, I like to work hard, I like to win. I’m a winner. I want to win at all costs. Every single game I play I want to win, no matter who we’re playing. The [fans] will see the passion when I play.

“I’m not the tallest but I’m quite strong, I like to use my body, get the ball into my feet, bring others into play.

“Every attacker, if they don’t enjoy scoring goals, there’s something wrong with them. That’s exactly what I enjoy doing and hopefully I’ll be doing that.

“It’s given me so much hunger, I want to prove myself every single year, get better and better and show people that I’m the real deal, that I’m a top striker.”

Olomola also says his experience as a young player at two top-flight clubs has given him the hunger to progress further.

He said: “From eight to 16 I was at Arsenal academy which was an unbelievable time in my life.

“From there I left to Southampton at 16, and was there for four years. I had some great times there and made my debut. I was privileged enough to be at two amazing academies.

“I worked with the likes of Radhi Jaidi, he was my under-23s coach [at Southampton], a very good coach.

“There were a lot of people, it’s hard to mention just one or two – so many great coaches that helped me over the years and influenced me.

“It has to be every young boy’s ambition to play at the highest level possible. Right now I’m focused on working hard where I am and making sure I can do the best I can.

“I just want to do as well as I can – get this team as high as possible, score as many goals as I can and just get as many appearances as I can.

“I can’t wait, I’m raring to go. I can’t wait to go out there and play the first game of the season. It will be amazing, I just want to give them a good first impression and show what I’m about.”