Elias Sorensen was called up for first team training this week.

With the likes of Sterry, Lejeune, Muto, Shelvey and Lascelles all injured, the 19 year old striker got the opportunity to impress Rafa Benitez.

Newcastle fans wondered if the 19 year old hotshot (13 goals already for the reserves this season) might get a place on the bench against Bournemouth. However, that will have to wait for another day.

Instead it is back down to earth for the Danish striker as he has been named in the Under 23s side that takes on Southampton tonight.

The kick-off is at 7pm down at Southampton’s Staplewood training ground, a group game in the Premier League Cup.

In a group with the Saints, Leeds and Notts County, having already beaten Notts County in their first group game Newcastle will go top of Group H if they win tonight.

Newcastle naming the following team and subs:

Harker; M. Longstaff, O’Connor, Watts, Walters; Bailey, Sangare; Allan, Roberts, Wilson; Sorensen.

Substitutes: Brown, Gibson, Longelo, Juanito, Toure

Whilst Elias Sorensen has travelled, another Under 23s regular, Sean Longstaff, hasn’t.

Shelvey has been ruled out of tomorrow’s match and with Ki set to replace him, Longstaff looks set for a place on the bench and a potential Premier League debut.



  • Jay

    He will never get a go might is well leave now Armstrong again

  • Mrkgw

    Lets hope that this isn’t another case of a player being Rafa’d. The lad deserves his chance. Lets face it, he couldn’t do much worse than Joselu, Rondon, Mutu or Perez.

  • DeadToiler

    I think you’re right but I hope you’re wrong. Especially as we’re not signing proven quality we should give youth a chance. Hope Longstaff comes on.

  • Toontaff

    Scored for the reserves……………

  • Wor Lass

    The lad`s 19 and hasn`t played any senior football yet. We`re fighting a relegation battle and this weekend we`re taking on a side that`s 6th on merit and could hammer us if we`re not up for it. The confidence in our squad has been low but might just be turning. It`s not the time to blood kids (I know, Alan Hansen blah, blah ..). It could be a disaster for their development. People going on about Arma need to remember that he did play some first team football and wasn`t massively impressive – he`s doing OK at Blackburn and good luck to him but he was over-hyped, as usual for any young talent at nufc, by the Chronic in particular.