Carlisle boss Steven Pressley insists there is no stipulation in Elias Sorensen’s loan deal over how often he must play.

Newcastle have loaned the frontman to Brunton Park for the season hoping the move will help his development.

He made his debut as a second-half sub in the 2-0 defeat against Mansfield and Pressley believes the 19-year-old Dane will add a genuine goal threat.

But he said he is under no external pressure on how many starts Sorensen should get.

“It’s entirely in our hands,” Pressley said.

“It’s like every loan player – they [the parent clubs] want them here and they want them to play, but they respect us managers have to make these decisions.”

Pressley said he is looking forward to working with the young Premier League prospect.

He said: “I hope he will bring goals, and he’ll bring a movement in behind. I think he’s very effective.

“Unfortunately [on Saturday] with the way Mansfield set up, they tried to kill the space in behind so we didn’t manage to quite utilise him in behind.

“It was good to get him on and we hoped he could provide us with the impact we wanted.

“It wasn’t the case but I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of him in the coming weeks.

“I think he’ll bring a real threat behind and he’s a real goalscorer.”

Sorensen had featured in the Magpies’ first team in pre-season but Pressley says he has not yet had time to assess his fitness levels.

“I need to see over the coming weeks,” he said. “We’ve not really done a physical session with him so it’s difficult to find that out, but hopefully in the next couple of weeks we’ll know where he is.”

Pressley, meanwhile, confirmed that he does not intend to add any further signings before the transfer deadline for lower-league clubs on September 2.

Only if United lose any more players will he act.

He said: “Unless something happens between now and the window I’m very satisfied with the squad at this moment.”

He said he was not aware of any bids for his current players.