Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips has suggested that Newcastle United loan star Elias Sorensen’s chance may come soon.
The 19-year-old has seen his game time severely reduced since making the temporary move to Bloomfield Road in January, making just one substitute appearance to date for the Tangerines.
McPhillips has now lifted the lid on the young Dane’s situation: “I’m in touch with the Under-23s coach at Newcastle,” he told the Blackpool Gazette. “With the injuries we’ve got now I think he’ll come back into the squad. He’s just been unlucky, he’s done nothing wrong.”
This comes after Magpies boss Rafael Benitez admitted to The Chronicle last week that he wasn’t happy with Blackpool’s handling of the player.
‘About time’ is the likely the sentiment of many Newcastle supporters reading McPhillips’ comments. Sorensen hasn’t really been given a chance since making the move to Blackpool, a worrying development which is all the more disappointing considering the excitement surrounding the teenager in the first half of the season. The 19-year-old had been tearing it up for the Magpies U23s and so it’s frustrating that his momentum has been halted so jarringly by a seemingly fruitless loan spell. Perhaps, though, that is all about to change. Blackpool have a few injuries in attacking areas so it’s possible Sorensen will now get his chance. No one on Tyneside will be holding their breath, however. This has been a bitterly disappointing period for the youngster but if he can get some game time down the stretch this season then he may just be able to salvage this loan spell. Le’t hope so, eh?