The season may have come to an end at St James’ Park, but it hasn’t stopped Elias Sorensen from scoring.
Not only did 20 goals for our U-23’s land him the ‘Wor Jackie Trophy’ a few months ago, he’s now continuing his stunning form at international level.
The 19-year-old had already scored two goals in his first two appearances for Denmark U-21’s back in January, and he’s immediately added to that tally over the past few days.
He scored for his country’s U-20’s in a 2-1 defeat to Iceland last Friday, and then came off the bench on Monday to score once again, with his late strike against Norway taking his international tally to 4 goals in 4 games.
Aside from his form with Denmark, it’s also worth mentioning that he was the player of the tournament as our U-23’s won the Hong Kong Sevens last month, with him in prolific goalscoring form once again on our way to the title.
His January loan spell at Blackpool was a disaster, but his form either side of that suggests he’s more than ready to test himself at senior level over the coming year.
With Shola Ameobi set to be named our new ‘loan manager’, we’ll have to hope the Mackem Slayer can find Sorensen a suitable move away over the coming months.
He’s now proved himself at youth level, so it’ll be interesting to see how he fares when playing week in week out in the Football League.