Carlisle United have sent young Cumbrian midfielder Taylor Charters out on loan.

The 20-year-old has joined National League North high-fliers Gateshead for a month.

Blues manager Keith Millen has spoken recently about his keenness to get first-team football for some of his young fringe players.

And Charters has now headed to the north east to join a side who sit second in non-league's second tier.

Maryport midfielder Charters, who has made 36 first-team appearances after coming through the Blues' academy, could make his debut for Mike Williamson's side against Hereford tomorrow.

The move will see Charters team up with former Blues players Cedwyn Scott and Adam Campbell in the Heed squad.

It is a second loan move in the career of the promising midfielder, who had a spell at Workington Reds in 2019.

United boss Millen says he hopes the move will benefit all parties.

He said on the Blues' website: “Taylor is a player who has been in and around the first team all season.

"He’s got a great future but he needs game time, and at the moment I can’t give him that.

"He needs to play every week and I think that will help his development.

“At the end of his month we’ll see where we are with it, but I think it’s a great move for him. It’s a good club and [Gateshead] play at a good standard. Hopefully he can go there and be the best player, and he’ll be better for it.

“They’re doing well in the league and they’re going to play him in the position he wants to play in. It will be down to him to adjust to that level and do well.

“He’s been a sub and involved in the first team squad here for probably two years now, and it isn’t fair on him to not be playing regularly.

"He needs to develop his game to a point that will help him get a first team spot. Hopefully it’s a good move for everyone.”