This article will be the first of a monthly series that covers NUFC’s loaned out players. Last season 18 players went out on loan, a considerable amount more than this season’s 6 temporary departees. Half of the players in this article are yet to feature for their new clubs so this will be a shorter piece than the following roundups.

 

Dan Barlaser

Position: Central Midfielder/Winger

Club: Accrington Stanley

Age: 21

 

Dan Barlaser completed his move to Accrington Stanley on deadline day so has not yet featured for his new side. Accrington were promoted to League One last season after being crowned Champions of League Two. This is Barlaser’s second loan of his career, after an unsuccessful spell at Crewe Alexandra in League Two last season. He will be hoping that he can help Accrington cement themselves in the third tier after a strong start and make a good account of himself, as he is a player whom Rafa Benitez has called upon to represent the first team 3 times in the last 2 years (all in cup competitions)

Luke Charman

Position: Striker

Club: Accrington Stanley

Age: 20

 

Luke Charman was also loaned out to Accrington on deadline day. He has been the first choice attacker for Newcastle U23’s for the previous 2 seasons, scoring 12 goals in 43 appearances for the reserve side. An athletic target man who can create chances as well as finish them, one would think that the robust nature of lower league football will help him hone his key attributes as he ventures out on the first loan of his career. He is certainly a player who fits into the Joselu and Rondon type of striker so a standout season may be all it takes to put him in contention for first team selection.

 

Jack Colback

Position: Central Midfielder

Club: Nottingham Forest

Age: 28

 

Colback was loaned to Championship side Nottingham Forest for the latter half of the 2017/18 season and made a very good impact. He played almost every minute of football that Forest played during his time there and so far has continued that trend in the early stages of his return, only missing in 2 cup games against Bury and his parent club, as well as one league game against Bristol City just after he arrived. Paired alongside Adlene Guedioura, or Ben Watson if the former is unfit, Colback is an integral part of Aitor Karanka’s side as a ball winning midfielder that breaks up play, wins the ball and has less attacking responsibility than his more creative midfield partners, meaning that it is unlikely he will register many goals or assists this season. This role has seen Colback receive 3 yellow cards in his first 5 games, but praise from the Forest fans who will surely be expecting Colback to join them permanently when his contract expires at the end of the season. Forest sit 14th in the Championship with a record of 1-4-1 (W-D-L) while Colback’s individual record is 1-3-1.

 

Dwight Gayle

Position: Striker

Club: West Bromwich Albion

Age: 27

 

As part of the deal to bring Salomon Rondon to the North East on loan, Dwight Gayle went to the West Midlands to join West Brom in their Championship campaign after a disappointing relegation campaign last time out. As every Newcastle fan knows all too well, Gayle is a goal machine in the second tier. In 5 appearances he has already netted 3 goals, grabbing the most recent 2 at the weekend against Stoke, with one goal seeing him beat 3 players and the goalkeeper in a team move that put West Brom 1-0 ahead. There is a very good chance that Gayle could beat his tally of 23 goals in the 2016/17 season if he can stay fit all year. West Brom have a record of 3-1-2 thus far in the league while Gayle’s is 3-1-1. The Baggies sit 9th in the table and will be hoping to push on for promotion and return to the Premier League the first time of asking.

 

Henri Saivet

Position: Central Midfielder

Club: Bursaspor

Age: 27

 

Henri Saivet returned to Turkey this summer after a 6 month loan spell at Sivasspor last season. This time he has joined Bursaspor, who look to play him regularly as a holding midfielder, with Saivet playing Bursaspor’s 2 most recent matches in that position, both games finishing 1-1 against Konyaspor and Besiktas. Bursaspor have started the season slow, winning none of their opening 4 games, drawing 3 and losing 1, sitting 12th out of 18 in the Turkish Süper Lig.

 

Josef Yarney

Position: Centre Back

Club: Morecambe

Age: 20

 

Josef Yarney has embarked on the first loan of his career after impressing for Newcastle U23s, following his move to the side from Everton in 2017. He has joined League Two strugglers Morecambe and has immediately become a regular, playing 5 of their 6 matches. Morecambe sit 22nd in the league and could very well be looking at a battle against relegation this campaign, winning 1 and losing 5 so far. Yarney will have a lot of responsibility at the back as his side currently have scored 3 but conceded 14, giving them the worst goal difference in the league at -11. Nevertheless, Yarney should hopefully have an impact and gain plenty of experience in a potentially gritty season in the North West.