Carlisle Assistant Manager Talks About What Should Give Newcastle Youngster Confidence

Elias Sorensen played a full game for the Carlisle reserves yesterday. It’s not the first time he has dropped down to get some competitive minutes on the pitch since joining the League 2 club.

Sorensen did not feature at all in Carlisle’s last two league matches after playing his first full 90 minutes in the EFL Trophy on September 24th. So giving him a run out with the reserves seems to make sense.

The last time Elias played in the reserves it did not go well for the 20-year-old. He was reported to be a frustrated figure in a 4-0 defeat against Hartlepool last month.

This time it went a lot better for Sorensen as he bagged the first goal of the game. Here are some images of that goal against Rangers yesterday.

He also inspired this tweet from the Carlisle United Twitter account after a late attempt on goal.

Assistant Manager Gavin Skelton spoke to the News and Star about Elias’s performance in the reserve match. This is what he said:

“His finish was very good, a good goalscorer’s finish from a tight angle, and the way he took it should give him confidence.

“Performances and goals always help. In the last few weeks he has been adapting to what the manager wants and he has to maintain that.

We suppose anything that can bring Sorensen some confidence will be helpful. So far he has not had much to get excited about during his loan spell with just two starts and a handful of substitute appearances.

Newcastle should continue to monitor the youngster’s situation at Carlisle. If he cannot break into the team over the next few months, Loan Coordinator Shola Ameobi may have to find a better loan move for Elias.

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