Newcastle United have confirmed on Thursday that midfielder Dan Barlaser will stay at Accrington Stanley until the summer.
There had been claims that Newcastle could move the player to a Championship club for the second half of the season, after impressing in 20 League One appearances this season.
However, Newcastle say that this isn’t the case and the midfielder will play the full season with the minnows.
The clock was ticking for Dan Barlaser to start and get regular first team football as he turns 22 in two weeks time.
Young Newcastle striker Luke Charman has also been at Stanley for the first half of the season but with injuries and the club having so many loan players (seven and you can only include five in any matchday squad), he has struggled to even make the bench, only making one League One appearance.
Charman is set to return to Newcastle but there are claims in Lancashire that NUFC defender Liam Gibson could join Barlaser at Stanley for the rest of this season on loan.
After promotion, Accrington Stanley are trying to survive on a very small budget, hence why so many loan players, they are currently 12th in the table and well on their way to the target of surviving this first season up.
Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph:
“It is difficult but that is what you get paid for.
“You just have to work hard to bring the right players in, there is no point in just taking players for the sake of it. You have to be improving what you have.
“I am trying my hardest to resolve them (the loan signings) as soon as possible so if it is before the weekend then great but if it’s not then it’s not.”
Newcastle United Official Announcement:
‘Newcastle United midfielder Dan Barlaser will remain on loan at Accrington Stanley until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old, who initially joined the League One side on a half-season loan deal in August 2018, will now stay at the Wham Stadium until the end of the current campaign.
Barlaser has established himself in the Accy team since his arrival, making 23 appearances in all competitions and scoring twice, against Macclesfield Town in the Checkatrade Trophy and Colchester United in the FA Cup.
John Coleman’s men are currently 12th in the third tier, with the Magpies youngster having featured in all but one of their league fixtures since his arrival.
Before joining Stanley, Barlaser – who has made two senior appearances for United – spent time on loan at Crewe Alexandra last term.’