After only three months out on loan, Dan Barlaser has returned to St James Park.

The 21 year old midfielder went out on his first loan spell to Crewe Alexandra in January but is yet to start a single game.

With only 58 minutes in four short sub appearances. League Two Crewe have now revealed that they and Newcastle United have agreed to cut the deal short.

Newcastle feeling that the midfielder is better off playing for their reserve side than Crewe’s.

Dan Barlaser has previously made three cup appearances for Newcastle but is yet to appear in the league for NUFC.

Crewe Alexandra Official Statement:

‘Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has revealed that the on-loan midfielder Daniel Barlaser has returned to his parent club after failing to get ahead of Callum Ainley and Charlie Kirk in his starting line-up. Barlaser has returned to Newcastle United to play Under-23 football after making four appearances for the Railwaymen.

The skilful midfielder, 21, struggled to break into David Artell’s first-team mainly due to the recent form of the Alex youngsters.

Artell explained:

“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.

The boss added: “Daniel is 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.”