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Carlisle United hoping for and expecting understanding from Newcastle United on Elias Sorensen

4 weeks ago
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Elias Sorensen went out on a temporary basis in January but had hardly unpacked his suitcase in Blackpool before he was recalled to St James Park.

Rafa Benitez unhappy that his striking starlet wasn’t getting a fair crack of the whip.

The then 19 year old only given 32 minutes in one substitute appearance and even struggling to get a place on the bench.

Not quite as bad this time but so far the Danish striker has only made one start and five sub appearances, totalling 148 minutes.

Turning 20 last Wednesday, Elias Sorensen is obviously keen to make progress.

However, Steven Pressley is certain that both the player and Newcastle United will understand what is happening.

The Carlisle boss saying that they are looking after the striker’s development in the best way possible.

Of Newcastle’s nine players out on loan, only two started at the weekend, Elias Sorensen one who started on the bench.

However, he may get a chance in tonight’s Carlisle’s Leasing.com Trophy (formerly Checkatrade) tie against Wolves’ under-21s at Brunton Park.

Steven Pressley asked by the News and Star if Newcastle had been in touch with him about the lack of chances for Elias Sorensen:

“No.

“Actually, part of a young player’s development is coming out to a team and having to fight for your place.

“That’s real football and part of their development.

Steve Bruce and the Newcastle staff will understand – this is a big part of his development.

“We continue to work with Elias.

“We’re working several afternoons a week with him and a number of our players who we’re trying to improve all the time.

“That’s my job.

“I’ve spoken to Elias and said to him exactly how I feel at this moment in time.

“My job, now I’ve spoken to him, is to help him become better and that’s what I’m doing.”

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