Elias Sorensen got a rare start for Carlisle last night, bagging an assist and putting in an ‘exceptional’ performance in their 2-1 EFL Cup win, ironically against Blackpool.
The highly rated U21 striker had a fruitless loan spell with the Tangerines last season – being recalled by Newcastle after 32 minutes of football in two months – but he hasn’t been fairing much better at Carlisle up until last night.
While he’s started both their EFL Cup games, getting assists vs Wolves U-23 and in last night against Blackpool, he’s still struggling to get regular game time in League Two fixtures.
However, Carlisle manager Steven Pressley singled out Sorensen for special praise after the match on Tuesday evening, saying this about his ‘exceptional’ performance:
“I was really impressed with the work ethic of the group…if you look at young Elias Sorensen tonight.
“In the first half he worked exceptionally hard and at times, didn’t get his rewards but he kept doing it and doing it.
“I thought he did exceptional in the second half.
“I’m really pleased with the way he’s coming around and he’s progressed.
“I thought he gave a really good performance tonight
“He showed great bravery but you see in football, it’s amazing that the harder you work, the better you perform. That’s the bottom line. “And I think that’s one of the things he’s truly added to his game is his out of possession work.
“We have worked a lot on that with him, his understanding of his role and responsibility without the ball and he is doing it to great effect.
“As the game grew, he got stronger and stronger, so really really pleased with his efforts tonight.”
Encouraging words from Steven Pressley.
Let’s hope Sorensen can start to replicate his goals cromg exploits for the u23’s in League football.
We might have some player on our hands.