Sheffield United’s on-loan teenage midfielder Regan Slater has spoken of his shock after scoring his first goals in the Football League against Swindon Town.
The 19-year-old bagged a brace at the County Ground in Carlisle’s 4-0 win in League Two over the weekend.
His performance also earned him a place in the EFL Team of the Week as Carlisle secured their third win in four matches.
Speaking to the News and Star, Slater said: “I was just so surprised. It fell beautifully and I couldn’t have written it any better.
“The way the ball was bobbling and bouncing around, to then get that connection and see it hit the back of the net was a great feeling.
“I didn’t quite know what to do, I was so shocked. And when I scored my second, one of the boys in the corner nipped me to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.”
The Blades youngster joined John Sheridan’s side in the summer on a season-long loan to continue his development and play league football.
“In training I seem to be able to find the back of the net now and again but in a game it’s not something I’ve been able to do,” Slater added.
“It’s something I need to work more on because in the past I’ve not been clinical enough. Scoring is massive for my confidence to take into the next game.”