Rolando Aarons has had a start-stop season, mostly stop – and it could be that it becomes a dead season for him like it has for Siem de Jong, and if the 19 year-old cannot make it back from his hamstring problems – it may be best to rest up and start again in pre-season and hopefully the hamstring will have recovered fully by then.
Rolando Aarons in action this season – sensational form
We must admit to being just a little concerned that he may have weakened his hamstring this season – but hopefully not.
Rolando still has one year left on his first contract at Newcastle and he was simply outstanding when he played for Newcastle in pre-season and in the five games he has played this season with two great goals.
Rolando has had two breakdowns in trying to return from his hamstring problems – but the most important thing is to be fully fit before he plays again.
It seems that Rolando is again approaching the time when he could be fully fit and can play again for the first team, and that’s some good news – since we need some players to start scoring goals in the absence of Papiss Cisse, who’s now suspended for the next seven games.
This is part of what Rolando has said today :
“I don’t really want to put a date on it because every time I do it ends up being the week after or the week after and people wonder about it,”
“But I’m going to say I’m hopeful I’m back for the derby though!” “The last five months have been difficult. It’s crazy when everyone starts talking about you but then people forget.”
“I have injury problems but it’s important that I don’t rush back.” “You see what happened last time, I can’t afford to do that.” “The physios are working hard and everyone is working hard to make sure it’s done properly this time.”
The derby game against Sunderland is on April 5th, and the goal for that game has to be that we put an end to the run of four wins by Sunderland.
And when you realize they have won those four games while the Black Cats have been fighting relegation as they are right now – it doesn’t reflect well on Newcastle’s performances.
There are 10 games left this season and it would be good to get Rolando back – but he shouldn’t be rushed back if he is not 100% ready – and his long term future at Newcastle is the most important thing.
It will simply be a bonus if we can get Rolando playing for us again with the form he showed in early season, when he was simply sensational. 😀
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