Dan Barlaser made his Newcastle debut in the FA Cup in 2017 when Newcastle were in the Championship. It was the third-round replay against Birmingham City when Rafa Benitez also gave debuts to Stuart Findlay and Yasin Ben El-Mhanni both of who are no longer with the club. Newcastle won that game but bowed out in Dan’s second appearance when Newcastle fell 3-0 at Oxford.
After an unsuccessful loan to Crewe Alexandra, the Gateshead born midfielder had a positive loan spell at Accrington Stanley last year. He made 39 appearances for them in League One with 33 of those being starts.
This summer Dan got an early move to Rotherham United. The 22-year-old started the first seven matches in all competitions for the Millers. Though a poor first half at home against Tranmere, saw the youngster get pulled at half-time.
He has since only featured for a little over 15 minutes in the last three games. Rotherham United manager has preferred 23-year-old Jamie Lindsay over Dan during that time.
Though it may just be a blip for the youngster. Speaking to themillers.co.uk, Rotherham manager Paul Warne had this to say about Dan after their draw at Sunderland last night:
“We really like Dan. We had to wait a long time in the summer to get him. I think he has a real presence and he came for a cross late on, which is a manager’s dream. We have been really pleased with him so far.”
Hopefully, Dan can get back into the Rotherham side soon. While it might be a long shot for him to make it at Newcastle, it’s always good to have loan lads playing regularly.
If Barlaser doesn’t make the step up to the Newcastle first-team, the experience he has on loan should help him when he moves on to his next club.
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