Elias Sorensen played the full game in Carlisle United’s 2-1 win over Blackpool last night and it’s fair to say he impressed manager Steven Pressley.
The young Magpie didn’t get on the scoresheet, but played a big part in the home side’s first goal. His neat flick put Ryan Loft through on goal, who handed Carlisle an equaliser on the stroke of half time.
But it’s his work ethic that really impressed the manager.
“If you look at young Elias Sorensen tonight, you know in the first half he worked exceptionally hard and at times didn’t get his rewards but he kept doing it and doing it and I thought he done exceptional second half,” Pressley told Carlisle United’s official YouTube channel.
“I’m really pleased the way he’s coming round and he’s progressing. I thought he gave a really good performance tonight.”
The fact that Sorensen is progressing in Cumbria is excellent news. It initially looked like this was going to be another disaster loan spell.
The striker spent the second half of last season on loan at last night’s opponents Blackpool, but barely played in Tangerine. In total, Sorensen played 32 minutes for Blackpool.
He’s played more than that for Carlisle, but is yet to open his account for the club. Sorensen looks to be a future Magpies star, having scored for fun for the club’s youth sides.
But he needs to adapt to senior football before he gets a chance at St James’ Park. So Pressley’s comments on the youngster’s progress are encouraging. Hopefully they’ll lead to an extended run in the Carlisle team and he can start scoring some goals in League Two.