The former Newcastle United winger Callum Roberts appears to have put on hold a potential reunion with Dan Barlaser at Rotherham United.
The Rotherham manager Paul Warne told The Advertiser this week that Barlaser, the Millers' on-loan Newcastle midfielder, had asked him to take a look at Roberts, who had been playing for Blyth Spartans on a non-contract basis.
Warne went on to state, however, that unless Roberts made contact, a trial spell was unlikely.
And not long after, the Newcastle academy product signed a full-time deal with Spartans, who are managed by another former Toon player, Lee Clark.
That prevents Roberts from registering with a league club until January at the earliest, and will likely end any chance of an audition at Rotherham.
But with Barlaser seemingly looking out for him, a future move up the divisions should not be ruled out for Roberts, who has scored nine goals in as many games with Clark's side.
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