Newcastle United striker Elias Sorensen was frozen out during his Blackpool loan because “he just didn’t do enough” in training.
That is the verdict of Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips after Newcastle recalled the 19-year-old from his loan spell at the League One club.
McPhillips explained Sorensen did nothing wrong during his time at the club, but he selected others strikers in front of him because they were performing better in training.
“[Sorensen] hasn’t had the opportunity he thought he was going to get and that’s down to me really,” McPhillips told the Blackpool Gazette.
“But with the honest group of lads we’ve got, we say training counts and you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.
“It’s his first loan but down at Squires Gate we picked the other lads ahead of him because it’s simple, they’ve done better than him – in my opinion. I’m not saying he did badly in training, he just didn’t do enough.”