Gatehead-born Dan Barlaser turned 23 in January while he was on loan at Rotherham and he played 35 games for the newly promoted League One club.
With the league recently brought to an end, Rotherham were in second place behind Coventry City and are therefore automatically promoted.
The playoffs will now determine the other club to join the Championship next season.
But it will not be Sunderland, who finished in 8th place, one point behind the playoff places.
Barlaser had an excellent season following his previous season on loan at Accrington Stabley, where he played 45 games so he has been getting first-team experience over the last two seasons.
And Barlaser will join the first-team squad with Kell Watts through the end of this season.
This is what Steve Bruce has said on nufcTV about the 23-year-old old (shown above) who once played for Swallwell Juniors before joining Newcastle as a 9-year-old in 2006.
“The two lads on loan, in particular, I was going to have another look at in pre-season,”
“We don’t even know when the next pre-season is going to be so I think it’s an ideal time to bring them into the squad.”
“I’ve never seen Barlaser play – he’s had good reports down in Rotherham – so let’s give him the opportunity to come and train with the players and be a part of us going forward.”
“It’s a good chance to have a look at them. That’s what we’re doing as far as them two are concerned.”
” As I’ve said, they’ve both had successful loan spells out so let’s bring them in, have a look and see where they’re up to.”
The other player Steve is talking about is Kelland Watts, a 20-year-old defender who was born in Alnwick, and played 19 games on loan at Stevenage this season.
Watts (shown above playing for Stevenage) started his career with Cramlington Juniors before joining Newcastle United’s Academy back in 2008 when he was just 9 years old.
Both lads will get a big opportunity in the coming weeks to show what they can do.