Blues boss Chris Beech says a Carlisle United player’s response to being left out of the side can be the making of him.

The United head coach used his own response to being dropped by Sam Allardyce during his playing career as an example of how disappointment can motivate.

Beech’s extra options at his disposal at Brunton Park have meant certain players not making the matchday squad.

Promising midfielder Taylor Charters, who starred on his full debut at Walsall last month, was among those not involved at Harrogate on Tuesday.

Beech, though, said he has full faith in the young west Cumbrian and cited his own experience as a useful example.

Asked about his approach to leaving players out, he said: “It depends what type of person you are. Me, I do have empathy and a consciousness to how a player feels.

“I scored two winning goals for a manager when I played – matchwinning goals, and didn’t play the consecutive fixtures. And he went on to manage our country.

“I still managed to get through that as a young player and make sure I had a career.

“If anything, I made sure it motivated me to be better, stronger, quicker, have more impact in football, because it’s a very elite, harsh sport.

“Taylor knows he’s got my backing, I’m very pleased with what he’s doing and what he’s done, and I want him to continue to do that, because I want the Cumbrian spirit involved in the Carlisle football club, and I do want people like Taylor being a great success at a club like ours.”

News and Star: Taylor Charters (photo: Barbara Abbott)Taylor Charters (photo: Barbara Abbott)

Charters could be considered for a place in the 18 at Salford City tomorrow.

If Beech is pondering changes to his starting line-up, it could also bring the likes of Omari Patrick and Jon Mellish back into the reckoning after they were subs on Tuesday.

United’s boss, meanwhile, has said the club will not be rushing to make decisions on players’ contracts for next season.

“I think we’ve got to just step back a little bit from everything,” Beech said.

“We’re currently just one game over from halfway even though spring’s on the horizon, the sunset’s slightly later – we’re heading that way in the year, but we’re not there in the footballing calendar as normal.

“We just need to carry on doing what we’re doing, get back in rhythm, and those conversations will take place at the end and slightly after the season finishes.

“We just need to make sure we try our best in our next 22 games, and that’s exactly what we’ll do.”