Date: 5th July 2019 at 12:30pm
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 striker Elias Sorensen is still training with the club’s U23s, despite a lack of senior striking options on Tyneside, according to the Chronicle.

The only have Dwight , Joselu, and Yoshinori Muto as recognised striking options, but have not called the 6’2″ Dane [Transfermarkt] up to train alongside the first team.

Sorensen hit 20 goals for the Magpies reserves last before a wholly unsuccessful loan spell at halted his momentum.

OPINION

You have to feel for Sorensen a little. By rights, he should have been jumping on the departures of Ayoze Perez and , and really staking a claim for a regular first team role. Who knows, had he stayed on Tyneside and kept on banging in the goals for the U23s he might have managed to have a better crack at it. Instead, all the early season momentum he built up in the north east was bled dry by a loan spell at Blackpool that amounted to a single 32 minute cameo. And it just goes to show how much of a minefield the professional game can be for young players. On paper, that moved looked like a great idea for the Dane, but instead, it has maybe set him back by half a season. That’s a real shame, but unless  pull their finger out and sign a forward or two, Sorensen could yet still be called upon to help out the next season.