Warne admits he's building his midfield around the Toon youngster.
He said: "Sometimes a player just needs a good run in the team to really settle in.
"He's had that run and he looks really good."
Warne, a huge fan of the NFL, even describes Barlaser as his "quarter-back".
He went on: "He makes us tick.
"If you took him out of the team we wouldn't be the same team."
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