Selecting only one column linq lambda query

I am quite new to entity framework and linq but basically I am using data first and my database has a table called tblNumbers and it has 2 columns, an id column and a numbers column which is populated with int values, I want to populate only the number values into my list but when I try do this I get an error saying that I cannot implicitly convert system.collections.generic.list< int> to system.collections.generic.list<projectname.Models.tblNumber>. I am not sure where to go from this, any help would be much appreciated.

Here is my code:

private DatabaseEntities db = new DatabaseEntities();

public ActionResult MyAction()
    db.Configuration.ProxyCreationEnabled = false;
    List<tblNumber> numbers = db.tblNumbers.Select(column => column.numbers).ToList();
    return View();


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Your List<tblNumber> numbers is expecting a list of tblNumber type and you are selecting column.numbers only

var numbers = db.tblNumbers.Select(column => column.numbers).ToList();

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