Carlisle United can confirm that midfielder Taylor Charters has joined Gateshead FC on a one-month loan deal this afternoon.
The Heed are currently second in National League North, a point behind leaders Brackley Town but with a game in hand, and are the division’s top scorers with 40 strikes.
Charters, 20, earned himself a two-year deal with the Blues just two months into the second year of his YTS scholarship with the club in August 2019.
Having trained with the first team squad, and with a number of pre-season friendly appearances to his name, he settled quickly and notched up nine appearances during the 2019/20 season.
Taylor made his full debut in a 2-0 away win at Walsall in January 2021, and a triggered clause extended his stay until the summer of 2022.
He scored his first senior goal in the and subsequently the decisive penalty in the Papa John’s Trophy meeting with Hartlepool in August last year.
He’s made a total of 38 appearances for the Blues so far.
Manager Keith Millen said: “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 they 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.”