DAN Barlaser would like nothing more than to break Stanley’s goal drought with the winner against Sunderland.

The midfielder is a Newcastle United supporter and is on loan with the Reds from the Magpies.

And, having tasted derby day victories with his parent club against the Black Cats at youth level, would love to do it again tonight, and end the Reds’ 619-minute wait for a League One goal which stretches back to a 2-1 Boxing Day win over Shrewsbury.

Barlaser grew up attending Newcastle matches at St James’ Park and plans to replicate Kevin Nolan’s trademark chicken celebration, which was on show during a derby day 5-1 win over Sunderland in 2010, a game Barlaser remembers fondly, should he find the net at the Stadium of Light tonight.

“I will do the Kevin Nolan,” he said of any potential celebration.

“All my family are coming, all my mates asked me to buy some tickets so I bought about 25! My mum is coming and my girlfriend, my dad is on holiday unfortunately so he misses the biggest game but he will be watching it on TV.

“I have been at Newcastle since I was nine and played Sunderland all the time.

“We beat them in the Youth Cup 4-0 at St James’ which was a very good night! Then we beat them away in the Youth Cup again on penalties and that was a good night.

“There was one where I didn’t play when we beat them on penalties in the Youth Champions League.

“I have good and bad memories as a fan, I can’t describe how good or bad it is depending on the result.

“There has been some very good ones and some bad ones!

“I was there when Ryan Taylor scored that free kick (in a 1-0 Newcastle win at Sunderland in 2011) and after that there were a couple of defeats.

“There was one when (Fabio) Borini scored the winner and I was sitting behind the dug-out at Sunderland because that was the only place my mate could get a ticket and they scored and I just sat there while everyone was celebrating.”

Barlaser hopes it is Stanley, and perhaps Newcastle supporters, celebrating come 10pm tonight.

“If we can get that first goal we can build on that,” he said.

“Sunderland have been through a tricky spell and they are trying to fight for promotion but recently they have been drawing a lot of games.

“If we stay in the game and frustrate their crowd and maybe nick a goal then we can get a result.”

John Coleman’s side will be without midfielder Sam Finley, who serves the final game of his suspension, while defender Ross Sykes is an injury doubt for the trip to the north east.