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Loan Lad Fails To Make FA Cup Squad Despite Returning To Training This Week

Elias Sorensen did not make the matchday squad for Carlisle United this afternoon in their FA Cup 2nd round match at Forest Green.

The 20-year-old missed out on last weekend’s 0-0 draw against Cambridge due to an illness. It was thought that Sorensen would be back in contention for today’s match so his absence is a big concern. He was spotted at training yesterday in images released by Carlisle United.

Elias Sorensen– in Friday’s training session

Carlisle just announced Chris Beech as Steven Pressley’s replacement this past Tuesday. It was hoped that the new manager would opt to use Sorensen more than his predecessor. However, today’s developments have to be a big concern for all at Newcastle.

Just yesterday, Newcastle Academy head spoke about Elias’s loan spell to the Chronicle. Dawson still seems calm about the situation. However, he must see an issue with the youngster nowhere near a starting place.

“It is a difficult one for him. Ultimately he needs to try to get in their team (Carlisle).

“Sometimes showing a bit of will can send a message to the manager by showing he is prepared to play in those type of games.

“It’s him saying: ‘Look I am digging in here and working hard and want to play’, so in that respect it’s not a bad thing.

“We are obviously monitoring the situation closely. Shola Ameobi is speaking to Elias and Carlisle on a regular basis.

“We haven’t got any major concerns at this point in time. We will meet next week as we always do with the loan manager to discuss not only him but also the other lads we have on loan.”

If Sorensen can’t break into the team at Carlisle under three different managers, then alarm bells should be ringing. Sorensen made just 6 appearances under Steve Pressley in the league and only a very late cameo under his assistant Gavin Skelton after Pressley was sacked.

Now Sorensen has failed to even make the squad in the FA Cup second round. While the lad could still be suffering from his illness, he was at training yesterday, so we have to hold out hope that he just wasn’t ready to return.

However, Carlisle play at Morecombe next Saturday and we need to see Sorensen in Chris Beech’s team, or it could be time to recall the striker back to Newcastle.

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126 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #121

    Which you would have known if you’d bothered your arse to watch

    fan ?

    Ha ha ha

  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #122

    Guardiopla comment post match
    “Shelvey made the difference”

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 30, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #123

    Lesh is that meant to be a joke, if so I’m prepared to treat as one, if not well, it just leaves me a little puzzled as to why you feel the need to come out with a comment like that.

    At least I can laugh at myself.

  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 30, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #124

    I had Dubravka as MOTM, but….

    His kicking and distribution is and has been most of this season piss poor Not sure what’s happened but often he had wingbacks of centrehalves out wide and he kept kicking long, even when Gayle came on. Not sure if this is tactical or otherwise but it’s getting embarrassing

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 30, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #125


    From what i could hear the ManC fans were giving it some, at least until we equalised.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 30, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #126


    From what i could see he looked hesitant to pass short to the backs cos ManC were closing our lads down so quickly bur I agree he should be able to let them play out from the back, just kicking the ball randomly upfield is almost like having it on a bit of elastic it just rebounds back and invites needless pressure.


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