At Newcastle United since 2016, Elias Sörensen has yet to make an appearance for the Premier League club, spending time out on loan elsewhere instead.
Temporary spells at Blackpool and Carlisle United helped him get acclimatised to English football, but the decision during the last transfer window was to send him aboard to get some minutes under his belt.
The chosen club were Almere City, who currently play in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, and while he got a few starts early on, game time has been a bit tougher to come by of late because of injury.
He’s managed just 11 minutes in the past four games, all coming in a sub appearance against Telstar last weekend.
However, there isn’t that much worry coming from Newcastle’s end, who have a specific man in charge of looking after the loanees in club cult hero Shola Ameobi.
Speaking to Elf Voetbal, Sörensen explained the relationship he has with the former forward and the advice he gives him.
He said: “Newcastle have someone one who must keep an eye on all the players on loan and that’s Shola Ameobi. That was a great player for sure. It’s good to have someone like that on your side. He really follows us, he always calls to ask how things are going and if you’re having a hard time you can also call him yourself, so that’s great”.
Now back in full form, Sörensen just wants to keep finding the back of the net and is hoping for a much more prolific 2021.
He added: “I’m fit again. You could already see before my injury that it was going better. I got opportunities, scored a few times. The balls just have to come my way and then I’m sure I can get them in”.