When Carlisle manager Steven Pressley was sacked last month, the hope was that their new manager Chris Beech would give Elias Sorensen more of a chance.
Under Pressley, the 20-year-old managed just one league start in which he was pulled at halftime due to a tactical change. That was in a 1-0 win at Scunthorpe. However, he likely only got the start because Scunthorpe striker Olufela Olomola, who is on loan at Carlisle, was ineligible for the match.
Beech was announced on November 26th, and it’s actually gotten worse for Sorensen under the new manager. Since the managerial change, Sorensen has played just 5 minutes of first-team football for Carlisle. He came on as an 85th-minute substitute in a 1-1 draw at Morecambe.
He also was not in the squad in Chris Beech’s Carlisle debut at Forest Green in the Second Round of the FA Cup. Sorensen at least made the bench in each match under Steven Pressley.
Elias Sorensen– set to return to Newcastle?
So it comes as no surprise that Football Insider are reporting Newcastle will recall Elias in January.
The report claims that Newcastle are set to reach an agreement with the League 2 club to bring the striker back home. This seems like the only logical move for Newcastle to make.
This move is the second loan to end disastrously for the Denmark U20 international. Last season, he made just one substitute appearance for Blackpool before being recalled in March after failing to make 6 straight matchday squads.
This season he has made just 12 appearances in all competitions with only one of those being a league start. We hope this has not shattered the promising youngster’s confidence.
He has failed to replicate the form he showed for the Newcastle U23s, where he bagged 20 goals last term, once again. The fact that he has made no impact at a second loan club has to raise some red flags.
Maybe we should keep him in the reserves for the remainder of the season and find another loan opportunity this summer. Loan manager Shola Ameobi will need to work with Elias and figure out exactly what keeps going wrong.
Hopefully, this is just a bend in the road for the youngster and he will regain the form he showed last season at Newcastle.