By far the biggest positive so far this season is the form of our 18 year-old left winger Rolando Aarons, and the Jamaican born 18 year-old played great in pre-season, and when he was given a chance in the Premier League last Saturday, he was easily Newcastle’s star man.
Rolando Aarons after scoring for England Friday night
In that game, which ended 3-3, he scored one and made one in his all too short appearance as a second half sub against Crystal Palace.
And most Newcastle fans, from what we can tell, are almost demanding the England U20 youngster start the game next Saturday at Southampton – if you are good enough you are old enough – as the old saying goes.
On Friday night Rolando played well in his first cap for England – at the U20 level – and he scored the first goal in England’s 6-0 demolition of Romania.
This is what Aaron has said about the game on Friday night:
“You can’t really ask for much more than that.” “I am just honored to be involved and thrilled to get a goal on my England debut.”
“This summer I worked really hard. I didn’t go on holiday.” “I stayed where I was and did a lot of work with a conditioning coach, who is also my friend as well.”
“It has really helped me so far this season, I feel so much stronger and fitter – and it’s obviously paying off now.”
“I feel so much better and quicker than I did this time a year ago, and it’s the work I did in the off-season that’s allowing me to be doing what I’m doing now.”
“It has been an amazing week. The boys made me feel very welcome from the first day and I was part of the group straight away.”
“Now I am looking forward to going back to my club, trying my best to make the squad next week and hopefully impact the game like I did last weekend.”
Newcastle may not have the skill in the side that we had last year at this time, so it’s important that we see some of our younger players like Rolando, Adam Armstrong, Mehdi Abeid, Massadio Haidara and others come through this season, and the sooner the better.
We’re looking forward to seeing Aarons rip apart the Saints defense next Saturday. 😀
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