Newcastle look set to terminate Elias Sorensen’s disastrous loan spell at Carlisle according to reports.
This comes from Football Insider’s latest ‘exclusive’, claiming the club have lost patience with the League Two side and are finalising an agreement to recall the Danish striker in January.
To say the 20-year-old’s spell in Cumbria has been a disappointment is an understatement, with him making just ONE league start, being left out of several match day squads and failing to score a single goal.
Here is his game time so far (or lack of it), highlighting what a wasted loan spell its been for the U-23’s top scorer last season:
- Mansfield (H) – Played 34 minutes from the bench.
- Cheltenham (A) – Unused substitute.
- Salford (H) – Played 31 minutes from the bench.
- Rochdale (A) – Played 26 minutes from the bench (Carabao Cup)
- Scunthorpe (A) – Started. Played 45 minutes (subbed off at half time)
- Exeter (H) – Played 3 minutes from the the bench.
- Stevenage (A) – Unused substitute (fellow NUFC U-23 Kelland Watts played the full 90 for Stevenage)
- Forest Green (H) – Unused substitute (despite fact Carlisle were up against 10 men late on and needed a goal at 0-0).
- Bradford (A) – Played 8 minutes from the bench.
- Oldham (H) – Unused substitute.
- Newport (A) – Unused substitute.
- Crewe (H) – Unused substitute.
- Plymouth (A) – Played 32 minutes from the bench.
- Northampton (H) – Unused substitute.
- Leyton Orient (A) – Unused substitute.
- Macclesfield (H) – Unused substitute.
- Dulwich Hamlet (A) – Unused substitute.
- Morecambe (A) – Started (EFL Trophy). Played full 90 minutes.
- Port Vale (A) – Played 3 minutes from the bench.
- Cambridge (H) – Not in the squad.
- Forest Green (A) – Not in squad (FA Cup).
- Morecambe (A) – Played 6 minutes from bench.
- Forest Green (H) – Unused substitute (FA Cup).
- Grimsby Town (H) – Unused substitute.
He barely got a look-in under recently sacked boss Steven Pressley, however his fortunes haven’t exactly changed under new boss Chris Beech, so it feels like the right time for Shola Ameobi (our ‘loan manager’) to step in and find him a new loan in the new year.
Is he just struggling to adapt to senior football? Does he have attitude or fitness issues? Or has he simply been unlucky during his last two spells out at Blackpool and Carlisle?
It could be a mixture of all three, but it feels like his next spell away from St James’ Park may be a big one as far as his Newcastle future is concerned.