Rotherham United have increased their playing staff by fetching in midfielder Dan Barlaser on loan from Premier League outfit Newcastle United.
Born in Gateshead the twenty-two-year-old came through the Youth ranks at St James’ Park and played two first team games in the FA Cup in January 2017 – at home to Birmingham City and away at Oxford United. The following season he made appearances in the EFL Cup and for the Magpies U21 side in the Football League Trophy before he went out on loan to Crewe Alexandra in January.
Last season Dan spent the season on loan with Accrington Stanley where he made forty-five League One and Cup appearances scoring two cup goals and one league goal.
All at Vital Rotherham welcome Dan to the New York Stadium.
As Dan arrived at Rotherham we said ‘goodbye’ to Ben Purrington. Charlton Athletic must have offered what the Millers expected to get for the twenty-three year old as earlier this week Millers Boss Paul Warne that only the right offer would be accepted.
Ben joined the Millers in January 2017 from Plymouth Argyle making his debut the following month away at Bristol City. He went on to make another nine appearances that first season and the following season saw him play in just twelve games. Last season Ben went out on loan firstly to AFC Wimbledon, was recalled in January and sent straight back out on loan to Charlton who he helped get promoted to the Championship via the Play-Off’s scoring the first goal in a two-one win over Sunderland at Wembley.
All at Vital Rotherham wish Ben ‘all the best’ with his future.
Dominic Ball, who, spent most of his time with Rotherham out on loan at first Peterborough and then over the border with Aberdeen, was released by the Millers at the end of his contract in the summer and has now found a new club with Championship side Queens Park Rangers.
Here at Vital Rotherham we also wish Dominic ‘all the best’.
So, one in, one out who, along with a player we released at the end of last season, have both found clubs in a league above the Millers – fair play to them but it does make you just wonder a little bit doesn’t it Millers fans?