Do you know everything there is to know about Rotherham’s resident Geordie Dan Barlaser?
Barlaser has established himself as one of Rotherham United’s most important players this season. He has played in all of the Millers’ last ten games, and he has had a massive influence on their brilliant run of form in League One.
He has developed quite the midfield partnership with Matt Crooks, as they are arguably the best midfield two in the division.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne has started calling Barlaser his ‘quarterback’. This is quite fitting when you watch him play and see some of the ridiculous passes he has managed to pull off.
The Millers would be a completely different outfit without Barlaser in the team. He is going to be hugely important for Rotherham as they look to secure promotion straight back to the Championship.
Below we have picked out some things that you might not know about Dan Barlaser and his career so far.
Barlaser signed for Newcastle United at just nine-years-old
Gateshead-based Dan Barlaser was born on January 18th 1997. Just nine short years later, he signed for his boyhood club Newcastle United. Prior to officially joining them, Barlaser spent much of his younger years playing for local team Swalwell Juniors. It clearly did not take Dan long to impress as he quickly caught the eye of scouts on Tyneside and Newcastle made sure they snapped him up first before anyone else did.