Carlisle defeated Dulwich Hamlet 1-4 yesterday in the first round of the FA Cup. Once again, twenty-year-old Elias Sorensen needn’t have bothered making the trip. Despite facing a National League South team, Elias didn’t feature at all for Carlisle.
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The striker once again was an unused substitute making it four matches in a row that he has not played a single minute. Manager Steven Carlisle even substituted two of his front three during the comfortable victory but didn’t give Sorensen a cameo.
This is reaching ridiculous levels for the young lad. If he can’t get into an FA Cup first-round match against Dulwich Hamlet, even as a substitute, then when exactly is he going to get the run of games he needs to develop?
Sorensen has only appeared in 6 of the 15 league matches Carlisle have had since he joined. His last appearance was a 32-minute cameo in a 2-0 loss at Plymouth on October 19th.
His last start was in an EFL Trophy win against Blackpool in mid-October. Sorensen will likely get the nod in the next EFL Trophy match against Morecambe on Tuesday; however, that’s hardly enough time on the pitch for the lad.
Newcastle need to give serious consideration to recalling Sorensen and finding him a better situation. This just has not worked out and is only getting worse.