Everton's on-loan midfielder, Steven Schumacher, got off to
an explosive start on his home debut for Carlisle United on Tuesday
night and then immediately returned to Everton.
The Cumbrians, who are currently bottom of the Third Division,
played Huddersfield Town in the LDV Vans Trophy and Schumacher,
still only 19, was on the scoresheet as early as the third
But instead of taking a well earned break with the rest of
Carlisle's players this morning he returned to Bellefield for
an extra training session with the Blues first team squad.
"I am training with Carlisle every day but we were given a
day off by the manager so I thought I would come into Bellefield to
do a bit extra," Schuey told evertonfc.com.
Schumacher hopes his attitude impresses both the bosses of
Goodison and Brunton Park during his short loan spell and that his
time away from Everton can benefit him long-term.
At the moment he is certainly doing that and looked busy right
from the first whistle against the Terriers - forcing a great save
from 'keeper Ian Gray after 60 seconds.
Two minutes later the Everton teenager burst on to Craig
Farrell's accurate right-wing cross to shoot Carlisle into the
lead from eight yards out.
"It was great to play my home debut for Carlisle and
scoring so early was a massive boost for my confidence especially
with it being in a first team situation," added Schuey.
"It is every player's aim to be involved at first team
level and I am no different, so over the next month I want to be
able to get as much experience as possible in order to help me push
on with my career."
Schumacher was replaced by Craig Russell on 67 minutes after a
great home debut which went some way to securing last season's
beaten finalists a place in the Third Round.
Meanwhile ex-Everton winger Kevin McLeod scored the winner for
QPR in their LDV Vans Trophy Second Round tie with Conference side
Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday.
The game was heading for extra time until the 82nd minute when
Gareth Ainsworth passed inside to McLeod who rifled into the corner
of the net.