The hope for Newcastle fans with the sacking of Steven Pressley at Carlisle United was that we would see an immediate change in Elias Sorensen’s standing in the first-team. Under Pressley, the 20-year-old managed just over 150 minutes in his six League Two appearances.
However, it was more of the same for Elias this past weekend when Carlisle traveled to Port Vale in their first match since Pressley’s removal. Assistant manager Gavin Skelton took the helm at Port Vale, and while he made some changes, he did not give Elias many minutes on the pitch.
Skelton changed the formation from a 4-3-3 to a 4-2-2 and gave Leicester City loanee Ryan Loft a rare start upfront. However, Sorensen only managed a few minutes as an 86th-minute substitute.
Carlisle will continue the search for their next manager; however, Skelton will be in charge this weekend against Cambridge. Ex-Newcastle, Sunderland, and Leeds striker Michael Bridges is leading the betting right now as the next manager of the club.
United boss odds.
Former Carlisle United player Michael Bridges is the new 2/1 favourite for the vacant manager position.
— BBC Cumbria Sport (@bbccumbriasport) November 15, 2019
Sorensen has posted the following message on Instagram showing that he is still remaining patient as he waits for his chance.
Sorensen’s future at Carlisle will depend a lot on who the next manager is. Having the North Shields born Michael Bridges at Carlisle could salvage the youngster’s loan spell.
However, Sorensen is going to have to play or Newcastle will have no option but to recall him. According to the Chronicle, if he is recalled there are options in Denmark for Elias to go on loan.
The next six weeks are going to be big for the youngster and his future. If he cannot get into the Carlisle side by January, he could end up in Denmark for the rest of this season.