Steve Bruce highlights Newcastle United player making 'good progress'

Dan Barlaser’s firmly in Steve Bruce’s thoughts at Newcastle United – after proving himself away from St James’s Park.

The midfielder has signed a contract extension after a successful loan at Rotherham United last season, and Barlaser is with Bruce and his players at their pre-season training camp in York.

Asked about Barlaser, head coach Bruce said: “Getting him on loan has been beneficial. It’s good progress. We’ve done the same with Woodman.

"We don’t want to lose Barlaser. We’ve tied Woodman up and sent him back out, and that can only help us, and the same with Matty Longstaff. We don’t want to be losing our good young players, that’s for sure. Things are bright in that respect, and long may that continue.”

Dan Barlaser, right, playing for Rotherham United.