Player Newcastle released in the summer snapped up by local side after 9 games, 9 goals

A general view of St. James' Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club on March 5, 2011 in Newcastle, England.

The Newcastle United academy product was recently linked with Rotherham United.

Newcastle United's Callum Roberts arrives before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Cardiff City at St. James's Park, Newcastle on Saturday 19th January 2019.

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.

Newcastle players Dan Barlaser (L), Kyle Cameron  (C) and Callum Roberts (R) walk out of the tunnel during the Checkatrade Trophy Match between Crewe Alexandra and Newcastle United at...

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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