Newcastle United are set to recall youngster Elias Sorensen early from his loan spell with Carlisle United in January according to Football Insider.
There were high hopes for the Magpies youngster when he signed for the League Two club during the summer transfer window, but he’s hardly been given much of a chance by the Blues.
Sorensen has made just one start for Carlisle, and has been restricted to mainly substitute appearances, which has seemingly not gone down well with Newcastle.
Carlisle are currently sat 21st in the League Two table, and will be hoping that they can fire themselves up the fourth tier at the earliest of opportunities.
But it seems as though they’ll have to do that without Sorensen, who will be keen to find himself a club that can guarantee him regular game time to further his development in senior football.
We look at THREE reasons why this decision over Sorensen’s future at Carlisle is the right call by the Magpies.
His development would have taken a hit whilst at Carlisle
For any young player that heads out on loan, you’re always going to want to make a name for yourself and prove to your parent club that you can cut it in senior football.
Sorensen would have been hoping to do just that, but for one reason or another, this simply hasn’t been the case for the young Danish youth international.
His lack of consistent game time will have had a negative impact on him, and his development could have taken a real hit early into his career.
It’s vital that Newcastle find that confidence that he would have had previously when he first signed on loan with the League Two outfit.
It gives Newcastle time to find him a new club for the remainder of the season
With Sorensen’s loan spell not being the one that he would have originally hoped for, he’ll be hoping that he can find a new club to join on loan for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
If Newcastle can find him a club, they’ll be hoping that they can be given assurances on regular game time for the youngster, as he looks to make a name for himself away from the Premier League club whilst out on loan.
It’s important that Newcastle find him the right club this time though, as another poor loan spell could be disastrous for his development and confidence.
He can regain his confidence if given regular minutes
Sorensen was impressive for Newcastle’s Under 23’s team before making the step out on loan to find regular game time.
But with the youngster hardly being given much of a chance to develop early into his professional career, his confidence won’t be very high heading into the New Year.
With Newcastle reportedly set to recall him from his loan spell, it shows that the Premier League club do have a plan for him in the future, which will surely put his mind at ease over his future at St James’ Park.