Reds loanee Taylor Charters says his spell at Borough Park has been ‘a good challenge.’
Eighteen-year-old Charters, midway through a one-month loan from Carlisle United, played his second successive 90 minutes last night at Reds advanced in the Integro League Cup against Mossley.
He also impressed at Ossett United last weekend in the 2-4 victory, after manager Danny Grainger acquired his services last month.
“I’ve really enjoyed the experience so far,” said the midfielder.
“The standards have been good, training’s been good and it’s a good challenge playing first team football.”
Charters has played with a few members of Reds’ first team squad while at Carlisle, and explained how they’ve helped him bed in.
“I’ve played with Cass [Ceiran Casson], Brock [Liam Brockbank] and Jay [Kelly] and they’ve all said good things about the lads.
“They’ve all welcomed me to the club and made me feel comfortable.”
On August 15th, he was handed his first professional deal at Carlisle, a two-year contract which illustrated how highly-rated he is.
Manager Grainger was keen to get Charters on board after watching him develop over the years.
The boss has outlined what he wants of the youngster, as Charters explained.
“He wants me to help the lads get three points or get through to the next round like we’ve done tonight.
“He likes me to drive with the ball, get shots off and create chances but obviously do the other side of the game as well.
“It’s what you’ve got to do in that position, there’s always got to be some sort of balance.”
Having played a chunk of football, Charters revealed what has been different in senior action compared to youth level.
“It’s a lot more challenging than youth football, you get kicked a few more times.
“I think it’s a bit sharper, and there’s obviously a crowd so there’s some sort of pressure which is beneficial.”
Charters could make it three starts on the bounce on Saturday, as Reds head to Pickering Town in Yorkshire for a 3pm kick-off.