Elias Sorensen should, by rights, be knocking on Steve Bruce’s door and asking when he is going to be his shot in the first team right about now.
The young Dane was firing in goals for Newcastle United’s youth setup in the first half of last season, and Bruce has already shown that he is willing to give youth a chance by handing a Premier League debut to Matty Longstaff on Sunday against Manchester United.
When you then factor in a difficult start to life in England for record signing Joelinton, with just the one goal in eight appearances in the league, then there’s no reason why a starlet of Sorensen’s precociousness shouldn’t be on the verge of a breakthrough.
Instead, however, a botched loan spell at Blackpool last season, totalling just 32 minutes for the Tangerines, has stunted his development somewhat.
As a result the 6’2″ teenager now finds himself out on loan at League Two Carlisle United, and things have been equally frustrating for him in his latest venture.
Five competitive appearances have yielded no goals so far, but hopefully things will start to look up for the youngster after his latest outing.
The hitman struck his first goal for Carlisle in a friendly against Rangers on Tuesday, and the hope will be that the goal is the sparks he needs to finally start kicking on in the senior game.
He certainly has the potential to be a class act, but he needs regular game time, and he needs to start scoring sooner rather than later.
Now that he has his first, the floodgates could well open, and that would be great news for both Carlisle, and more importantly, Newcastle.