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LOAN: Magpie lands at Brunton Park

Steven Pressley gets his man

16 August 2019

Carlisle United Football Club are delighted to announce that Newcastle United striker Elias Sorensen has today signed a one-year loan deal with the Blues.

Denmark under-21 international Sorensen, 19, came through the youth ranks with HB Koge and became the club’s youngest ever player when he made a substitute appearance against Silkeborg when he was just 16.

A successful trial spell with the Magpies brought him across to the north east and, whilst playing for the under-23 side, he also had a brief loan spell with Blackpool, in January this year, where he made one appearance.

Last season saw him top the Premier League 2 scoring charts and make a string of EFL Trophy appearances, where he bagged four goals, which earned him a new deal with his parent club which will keep him at St James’ Park until the summer of 2022.

He has spent most of the recent pre-season with the Newcastle first team group, which included a tour to Shanghai in China, and has represented his country at every level up to and including under-21.

Manager Steven Pressley said: “We’re delighted that we’ve got this over line. He was a main target, then he dropped off the radar, but it came alive again last week and we’ve managed to see it through.

“He can play as the number 9, or he can play tucked in close to the 9 and just off to the side. That’s not as a wide player, but tucked in tight and ready to react.

“He’s very mobile and quick and he scores goals. He hasn’t done that at League Two level yet, but that’s his next challenge.

“I think he’s a player the fans can get excited about and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

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