Schuey Back At Bellefield

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 minute.

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.

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