Young Newcastle United striker Elias Sorensen helped himself to his 15th goal of the 2018/19 campaign during Tuesday evening’s EFL Trophy clash with Grimsby Town.
Newcastle’s Under 23s helped themselves to 3-2 victory on the night and Sorensen once again took centre stage with his performance.
Calls for a promotion into the senior squad certainly aren’t new given our goalscoring problems across the Premier League campaign so far, and whilst plenty of fans thought it was a no brainer owing to the fact he couldn’t do worse than some seniors and not find the back of the net, others urged a little more caution given confidence in the group and the damaging effect that might have on his development.
With Newcastle on an unbeaten run now and picking up points, those concerns aren’t quite as prominent.
Sorensen is class #nufc
— Sanjay (@nufcsanjay) November 13, 2018
We need to send Sorensen out on loan for 6 months in league 2 or the conference. Far too good for U21 level now but we need to ease him into first team football or he’ll be another Adam Armstrong #NUFC
— Kieron (@KieronGilmour7) November 13, 2018
— ѕнαиєσ (@Toonman8589) November 13, 2018
from behind Elias sorensen provides an assist and a goal to take the lead. can see him being more than a flash in the pan. I know he's young but he's banging them in
— Wayne heathwaite (@Wayneheathwaite) November 13, 2018
Can we just hurry up and chuck Sorensen into the first team so we can berate him and wreck his confidence! #nufc
— Andrew Simpson (@blackbeltsgeord) November 13, 2018
— Andrew Lawes (@LawesDisorder) November 13, 2018
Well done lads. Oh yes benitez please give sorensen a chance in the first team
— Glen Paul Hobbs (@GlenHobbs1974) November 13, 2018
Can’t be long until Sorensen gets a first team call up.. #nufc
— Matthew Short (@mshorty25) November 13, 2018
The 19-year-old should have a big future ahead of him and lots of fans already refer to him as a the Danish Shearer so it should only be a matter of time before he gets a few minutes here and there to give him a taste, and ideally given his development this season, we’ll get him out in January for some proper experience as we look to the future.
Well, as much as Newcastle seem to look to the future these days.