At the manager’s last weekly update we learned how new arrival Brad Young had spent his first night of his loan spell in the club house, with just a phone call from manager Chris Beech to rescue his yet to be cooked dinner.
Asked for an update on how the young Villa forward is settling, the manager said: “He’s been brilliant.
“He’s also learned how to cook fish, turn an oven on, live away from home, miss his dog, travel – that’s a big thing for some of these lads because they haven’t done as much travelling as this, so they’re not used to it.
“It’ll be five minutes from the training ground, it’ll be training on an unbelievable training pitch, different things, different factors, but the type of character he’s got, fantastic.
“He’ll get his head down and he’ll crack on. I have no doubt he’ll have benefit to being at Carlisle and we’ll benefit from him being here.”
“He’s already had a little taste,” he continued. “He knows the standards we set now. I think it’s been good, but it can better, and I always want more. I’ve always been like that, even if we’ve won a game well.
“It may sound daft, but if we lose well there are always ways of competing within that, and that’s about sticking to your standards and values. If you try your best, no matter what happens on the day, that’s all we can ask for.
“We go out to get three points but you can’t always guarantee that in sport, so give it everything in an attempt to get there and the fans will ultimately be happy.”