Newcastle United striker given extra sessions and told to 'fight for his place'
That’s the view of manager Stephen Pressley, who took the striker on a season-long loan.
Sorensen – who was recalled from a disastrous loan spell at Blackpool last season after being left out of the starting XI at Bloomfield Road – has only made one start and five substitute’s appearances for the League Two club
Things aren’t going much better for the 20-year-old at Brunton Park, though Pressley doesn’t believe that United will recall Sorensen.
Asked if Newcastle had been in contact over Sorensen’s lack of starts, Pressley told the News & Star: “No. Actually, part of a young player’s development is coming out to a team and having to fight for your place.
“That’s real football, and part of their development. Steve Bruce and the Newcastle staff will understand – this is a big part of his development.
“We continue to work with Elias. We’re working several afternoons a week with him, and a number of our players who we’re trying to improve all the time. That’s my job.
“I’ve spoken to Elias and said to him exactly how I feel at this moment in time. My job, now I’ve spoken to him, is to help him become better, and that’s what I’m doing.”
Sorensen – who signed a new long-term contract at St James’s Park last season – made his senior United debut at this summer's Premier League Asia Trophy in China.