According to a report from the Chronicle, Newcastle are monitoring Elias Sorensen’s situation at Carlisle United, and could consider recalling the striker from his loan spell if he continues to struggle for game-time.
After an outstanding season for the Magpies’s under-23s last term, Sorensen was given another chance to prove what he could do in senior football as he joined the League Two side for the campaign.
He endured a frustrating time at Blackpool during the second-half of last year. And it appears that his stint with Carlisle may be going a similar way.
The 20-year-old has made just one league start for Steven Pressley’s men and has been an unused substitute for their last two games.
The Chronicle suggests that Newcastle are watching the situation closely. And it is suggested that the Premier League side could be prepared to bring him back to St James’ Park, having terminated loan deals for their young players in the past.
It does appear that it may be best for Sorensen to return to Tyneside unless his fortunes change. But it is a worrying situation for the youngster.
Having done so well for the under-23s, a loan move to the fourth tier should have allowed Sorensen to make a real statement of intent. Unfortunately, he has, so far, been unable to do so.
With the current shortage of strikers in the Newcastle first-team, there was perhaps an opportunity for Sorensen. But it seems highly unlikely that his form would have caught Steve Bruce’s eye.
And with Blackpool also struggling to give him game-time last year, it may be fair to suggest that Sorensen may be running out of time to prove his first-team potential.