Newcastle’s on loan striker Elias Sorensen has recovered from illness and expected to be named in the Carlisle squad for new manager Chris Beech’s first game in charge.

His temporary switch has been a bit of a nightmare for the Danish youngster so far, with him barely given a chance under Beech’s predecessor, Steven Pressley.

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The player will be hoping for more opportunities under Beech, a sentiment echoed by Ben Dawson, who admitted Newcastle are monitoring his situation closely.

The Chronicle report Dawson, currently in charge of the under-23 squad, following Neil Redfearn’s resignation, said: “It is a difficult one for him. Ultimately he needs to try to get in their team.

“Sometimes showing a bit of will can send a message to the manager by showing he is prepared to play in those type of games. It’s him saying: ‘Look I am digging in here and working hard and want to play’, so in that respect it’s not a bad thing.

“We are obviously monitoring the situation closely.”

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Sorensen was on the score-sheet for Carlisle’s reserves this month, but was ruled out of the first-team squad for their last game through due to illness.


The News And Star report Sorensen is likely to be restored to the squad for Carlisle’s FA Cup game at Forest Green, and if he gets an opportunity, he will be hoping to impress the new boss.

Sorensen must grab his chance when he gets it

It will be interesting to see what role, if any, Sorensen is given, and Newcastle will be hoping he is named in their starting lineup, particularly after Carlisle drew a blank in their last outing without him against Cambridge.

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If he is not given a proper chance by starting one of the Cumbrians’ upcoming games, Newcastle should pull the plug on the deal, ahead of the January transfer window, in order to find him a better move for the second half of the season.

It is, of course, the second successive disastrous loan for Sorensen, with last season’s spell at Blackpool seeing very similar frustrations to this one.

Fingers crossed he will get on the pitch in today’s, and make his mark by finding the net whenever he gets his chance.

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