Some Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media to the Chronicle’s Football Publishing Editor Mark Douglas’ verdict on the future of Elias Sorensen.
Sjunkeby, Denmark-born Sorensen is currently on loan with League Two side Carlisle United, but has only played 156 minutes in the fourth tier this season and has not started a league game since August.
Former Cumbrians boss Steven Pressley spoke recently on the Toon’s likely displeasure with Sorensen’s situation prior to his sacking, in which he stressed that his priority was his side’s results more so than the striker’s development.
Pressley was relieved of his duties last week and replaced by his backroom staff on a temporary basis, who handed Sorensen his first minutes in League Two since October when they travelled to Port Vale at the weekend.
Sorensen only featured for two minutes at Vale Park, though, and later laced his boots up for Carlisle’s reserves as they beat Morecombe 4-0 in the Central League Cup, where he would score shortly after the break.
But Douglas has stated that it is ‘ridiculous’ that Sorensen is playing reserve team football for Carlisle, adding that: “This loan needs to be sorted out.”
Decent as it is, it’s ridiculous that he’s playing reserve team League 2 football.
This loan needs to be sorted out.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) November 19, 2019
Newcastle chiefs are said to be monitoring Sorensen’s situation with the Cumbrians while they search for their next manager, and could recall the striker in January.
Sorensen was recalled early from a loan spell with Blackpool last season, after he played just 32 minutes at Bloomfield Road and was an unused substitute on nine occasions.
Should we recall Sorensen from Carlisle in January?
Here are some of the reactions shared to Douglas’ verdict on Sorensen’s immediate future…
Wasn’t that shola saying he would make sure the move is right for the club and player hmmmmm
— Shay???? (@Saintbazza10) November 19, 2019
He’s not up to it Mark. National League North level
— Mathew (@mathewclarke) November 19, 2019
Two years in a row too, that he’s had this problem
— Conor Bennett (@CBennett_12) November 19, 2019
The reality Mark is that he isn’t that good. Surely there’s a reason why these clubs aren’t giving him minutes on the field?
— Kevin Roberts (@Wristy96) November 19, 2019
Shola as useless at this job as he was as a striker
— Mag (@mag_fraser) November 19, 2019
Couldn’t agree more.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 19, 2019
Victim of teams playing one up front?
— All Good (@NUFC_GRB) November 19, 2019
Well done Shola????
Almost as if he got that loan coordinator job because of his pro Ashley media comments.
What next Richard Keys for youth team manager.
Mike loves guys who aren’t qualified for their job role ha.
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) November 19, 2019