Aston Villa loanee Brad Young hit his first two senior goals for Carlisle United last night – but was annoyed he didn’t get more.

The Blues’ assistant boss Gavin Skelton said teenage marksman Young had impressed with his finishing against Everton’s Under-21s.

But the coach said 18-year-old Young left the pitch admitting he could have had at least a hat-trick in the Papa John’s Trophy game.

“That’s the first thing [he] said after the game – he was delighted, but should have scored more,” Skelton said.

“He mentioned the header and the rebound in the first half.

“It shows the type of lad he is and how hungry he is to score.

“He’ll be pleased to get his first goals for the club under his belt – it was a good night’s work for him, and he’s greedy for more.

“As a forward you’re critical of yourself and you want those chances to go in, but he’s here to score goals and he’s done that for us.”

Skelton said Young’s first goals in first-team football would give the Blues something to think about in terms of first-team selection.  

“He’s a good finisher,” added Chris Beech’s No2. “We see that in training, and to replicate it in a game is pleasing.

“He’ll be full of confidence and hopefully, whether it’s five, 10, 45 or 90 minutes, he can take that into first-team action.

“It’s the hardest thing to do, to score goals. If someone can get on a run it can be vital for us.

“It’s bound to breed confidence in Brad and put questions into everybody’s head.”

United’s 2-0 victory put them on five points in their Trophy group and with a strong chance of qualifying for the next round.

The game saw Jonathan Dinzeyi make his debut amid nine changes to the starting line-up, while teenage striker Sam Fishburn made his first senior appearance as a second-half sub.

Skelton was pleased with the way United went about things against David Unsworth’s Toffees, on a night which saw Brunton Park’s second-lowest crowd for a first team game (875).

The Cumbrian coach said: “Winning is the most important thing. Results are everything, so it’s pleasing to win.

“I thought we were in control throughout. If I’m being greedy I would say we wanted more goals because we created some very good chances and opportunities.

“To be fair to their keeper he made some really good saves but we did feel on top through the 90 minutes.

“I watched Everton when they beat a strong Morecambe team, and we gave them the respect they deserved; the preparation was right as for any other game. It was the most important game because it was the next one.

“We have things we want to hit and it’ll be interesting in terms of those targets how far the players have run and sprinted. Hopefully they’ll have done that and it shows, if they do that, we can get a positive result.”

Beech resisted the temptation to field lots of his recent league starting line-up, instead giving outings to the likes of Lukas Jensen, Danny Devine, Morgan Feeney, Taylor Charters, Gime Toure and Lewis Bell.

“We made the changes to give people the opportunity, not just for the sake of it,” Skelton added.

“They get to put pressure on the people who have been playing and they’re able to put their hand up and tell us that they want a turn.

“I thought a couple did that tonight and with Saturday [against Forest Green in the league] coming up it means there are some decisions to be made.”

United have Morecambe still to face in Northern Group A and Skelton said the Blues are determined to progress as far as possible in a competition which is controversial among many fans because of the involvement of Premier League clubs.

“We’re in a good place in the group and it’ll be interesting to see how Hartlepool and Morecambe get on next week,” he added.

“It’s a tournament I want us to do well in because you want to win every game you play. Reserve games, cups, anything – you want the club to do well and winning tonight puts us in a strong position with one game to go.”

On the second-lowest attendance in Brunton Park’s history, Skelton said: “If we get to Wembley it won’t be the second-lowest.

"That’s the aim – we want to do well in anything.

“You’ve seen how seriously we’ve taken reserve games, reserve cups; this is first-team level and we take it very seriously.

“It’s always nice to come off a positive result and hopefully we can take that momentum into Saturday.”