Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips claims there’s been “no issue” with Elias Sorensen – despite him not even making the bench in their last game against Charlton.
McPhillips has also confirmed that ‘a couple of welfare officers’ have visited the club to checkout the latest situation and watch Sorensen train.
Despite scoring 21 goals in all competitions this season and being a loan target for several Football League clubs last month, the Danish striker has only played 32 minutes of football at Blackpool so far.
Here’s what Terry McPhillips has had to say about the 19-year-old’s situation this week:
“There was no issue,”
“It’s not the nice part of the job, but it is part of the job.”
“I speak to the Newcastle Under-23 coach, who I know anyway and he’s sound as a pound,”
“I tell him where Elias is up to. They’ve had a couple of welfare officers here today to meet us and to watch the training, which they’ve done.”
It’s not good enough for a player we clearly sent out to get regular game time, but McPhillips does have every right to leave him out if he’s not performing well enough. We don’t know the truth.
Let’s hope he can break his way into Blackpool’s first-team plans sooner rather than later – otherwise we’ll be wondering whether it may just be better to bring him back.