Rolando Aarons played a good game last night at the Priestfield Stadium, but he was replaced in the second half after he had picked up a knock, and that may keep him out of the squad for the Crystal Palace game on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
Rolando Aarons in action last night
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game about the exciting 18 year-old and he also talked about 17 year-old local lad Adam Armstrong:
“It’s a shame he got a knock, as he’s an exciting player,” “His speed is phenomenal. He probably caused them the most problems.”
“He’s played his way into in and around my team.” “There’s a good chance he could feature on Saturday.”
“Rolando came into our Academy quite late,” “He started showing a few signs at the back end of last year, but was probably behind Armstrong.”
“This pre-seaons he’s just edged above him, though Armstrong got a fantastic hat-trick against Reading’s Under-21s on Monday.” “We’ve got two offensive players come from the Academy.”
“If they can both crack it, that would be very lucky for us.” “It’s very difficult to get offensive players through the system.”
Aarons joined Newcastle from Bristol City only two years ago, and he immediately impressed in the Newcastle U21 side, and signed his first professional contract at the club, along with Adam Armstrong, Freddy Woodman and Lubomir Satka earlier this year.
Rolando played really well in pre-season, and we are just hoping he can recover from his knock to (even) start the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, and we have to hope that some of our strikers can find the back of the net.
We need a win on Saturday before the two week International break begins.
Note: Kieron Hubbuck will be participating in the Great North Run this year for the MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association or ALS – which is an incurable disease. Kieron’s Aunt was diagnosed with MNDA some months back, and that’s one reason Kieran is attempting to raise funds.
You can contribute to MNDA on Kieron’s Just Giving page. Thanks.
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