Date: 8th June 2020 at 3:50pm
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Should any return to League One football not include Rotherham United it could be that it is the last Millers fans will have seen of midfielder Dan Barlaser with his parent club Newcastle United expecting him to be part of their first team squad next season.

The twenty-three year old arrived at the New York Stadium in July last year and, I think it’s fair to say, didn’t initially appeal to the Millers’ fans. But Rotherham Manager Paul Warne stuck with the Gateshead born player and he soon won the fans over to become a favourite.

Dan has made thirty-five appearances in a Rotherham shirt, his last one being in our one-all draw away at Coventry when all us Millers fans were dismayed to seeing him being stretchered off. Luckily, things weren’t as bad as first thought and although he missed our last two games he was on the way to being fit again when the coronavirus struck. Dan has scored two league goals this season, the first in our away win against MK Dons and the winner in our home game against Blackpool. But, it’s not goals that Rotherham United need Barlaser for, it’s his quickness on the ball, his ability to find a team mate and he’s the player that, more than any other, makes that middle of the park tick.

I mean, it’s great news for Dan if Newcastle are thinking of playing him in the Premier League, it’s a dream come true for him and I don’t think any of us would begrudge him that chance but we aren’t half going to miss him.

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