Recently, Carlisle United manager Steven Pressley made the following statement about the loan agreement for Elias Sorensen:
“It’s entirely in our hands,
“It’s like every loan player – they [the parent clubs] want them here, and they want them to play, but they respect us managers have to make these decisions.”
Elias came on against Mansfield in the 55th minute to make his debut against Mansfield. However, he was an unused substitute on Tuesday in Carlisle’s 0-2 defeat at Cheltenham Town.
Pressley preferred to bring on two other forwards off the bench in the Cheltenham game as Carlisle desperately tried to fight back from two goals down. Striker Hallam Hope was brought on for forward Harry McKirdy. While another loan player in Olufela Olomola was brought on for striker Ryan Loft, who is also on loan from Leicester City.
Elias Sorensen– making debut for Carlisle
Carlisle are not short of options upfront, so it is very important that Elias Sorensen impresses his new manager in training. They also line up in a 4-3-3 where they only deploy the one striker centrally. There will be competition for places which should keep Sorensen sharp and determined to impress.
We are slightly concerned that Carlisle have loaned in two other forwards in addition to Sorensen. Though with playing three upfront, that may not necessarily be a concern.
Sorensen absolutely must get time on the pitch at Carlisle though, after the debacle with Blackpool in which he only played 32 minutes of football.
The Chronicle have published the following comment from Steve Bruce about Sorensen’s loan at Carlisle:
“He can benefit from it.
“I have spoke to Shola and the people in the U23s.”
It appears that Steve is not going to be too involved with the players out on loan. He has much bigger worries on his mind right now with the first team.
He will leave the loan situations to Shola Ameobi. This is fine as it is why Shola was brought into the club. We hope that Shola Ameobi is keeping close tabs on Elias to make sure it is working out at Carlisle.
He has only been there a week, so there is nothing to fret about at the moment. Carlisle play Salford City at home on Saturday. We hope that Elias will feature in that game.