Keith Millen confirmed more young players are likely to follow Taylor Charters in heading out of Carlisle United on loan.

Midfielder Charters impressed on his Gateshead debut on Saturday after joining the National League North side for a month.

And Blues manager Millen says United are trying to arrange first-team opportunities elsewhere for other fringe players in the squad.

“It’s something we had a meeting about [last] week,” Millen said.

“The younger players need to go out and play men’s football. We’re going to try and do some more business in that respect this week.”

Young players who could be candidates for loans include winger Lewis Bell, midfielder Josh Dixon and keepers Gabe Breeze and Scott Simons.

Another youngster, frontman Sam Fishburn, sat out Saturday’s draw with Crawley Town after picking up a knock.

Charters played the first 71 minutes of Gateshead’s 2-0 victory over Hereford on Saturday, earning praise from Heed boss Mike Williamson, and could feature against AFC Telford tomorrow.

Millen said of the west Cumbrian’s move: “I’m really pleased with that one because it’s a good standard.

“Taylor’s doing well, and hopefully he can go there and be one of the best players, and develop playing every week.

“It’s for a month to start with, and then we’ll judge it after that. He was desperate just to play games – hopefully it’s a good move for him.”