Newcastle United’s Dan Barlaser is looking to “kick-start his career” at Crewe Alexandra.
The 21-year-old midfielder – who has made three first-team appearances for Newcastle – has joined the League Two club until the end of the season.
Barlaser said: “I’ve settled in really well. The lads and staff have been great with me.
“This is my first loan and I’m ready for the challenge. I knew Crewe gave young players a chance, so when I heard they were interested in taking me I jumped at the chance.
“I want to come here and get some game time and kick-start my career. It’s a great opportunity for me. I want to do as well as I can and help the team. I’m a midfield player, but I’m attack-minded.
“I like to pick passes and chip in with goals. Fitness-wise and technique-wise, I think I’ll be fine. I know the physical aspect will be different from Under-23s football.”
Meanwhile, Newcastle’s Under-23s recorded a second successive win without Peter Beardsley – as the club continues its investigation into allegations made against the coach.
The team beat PSV Eindhoven 3-1 in a Premier League International Cup tie at Whitley Park last night. Owen Gallacher, Victor Fernandez and Callum Roberts were on target for Newcastle.
Beardsley took a period of leave earlier this month after allegations of bullying and racism were made against him.
The PSV win followed last week’s 4-0 success over Burnley.