Newcastle player returns early from loan spell

Dan Barlaser is back at Newcastle United after his loan at Crewe Alexandra was ended early.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 12:53 pm
Updated Monday, 9th April 2018, 1:01 pm
Dan Barlaser

The midfielder joined the League Two club in January along with defender Jamie Sterry.

However, Barlaser only made four appearances for Crewe, and the 21-year-old has returned to Tyneside for the final few weeks of the season.

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Barlaser had found his route to the first team blocked by the form of Callum Ainley and Charlie Kirk.

Crewe manager David Artell said: “I spoke to Dan and to Newcastle and explained that those ahead of him in the team didn’t deserve to not be playing.

"Dan said he wasn’t playing enough and I had to agree with him.

“It was just a question of those lads ahead of him doing well. Dan had done well, but not well enough to get past Callum and Charlie.

“He played some Under-23 games for us, and when I spoke to Newcastle about the situation, they thought it was better for him to return there and play Under-23 football for them. That was fine, and it was all amicable. We all wish him well.

“Daniel's a very good professional and a good footballer. I’m sure he will probably go out on loan and do very for someone next season, because he probably won’t have a Kirk or Ainley ahead of him.”