19 year-old winger Rolando Aarons has given Newcastle a boost before the derby game at Sunderland on Sunday, and he will go into full training this week – today in fact.
Rolando Aarons – back in training today
The last time we saw Rolando in a first team shirt at Newcastle was when he came on for the injured Gabby Obertan in the first half of the home game against Liverpool on November 1st, so he’s been out almost five months with hamstring problems.
Rolando has taken to his Twitter account to say that he would resume full time training today.
We just have to hope that all goes well this week, because he’s broken down twice since last November when he’s tried to come back from the hamstring problems that have ruined his season.
This would be a big boost for interim head coach John Carver before the important game at Sunderland.
The Back Cats haven’t won in six league games, but they’ve formed a habit of being able to beat Newcastle whatever their form has been in previous games, and they have beaten us the last four times – a record.
And that’s been when they have struggled with relegation, so we must not lose on Sunday.
Newcastle have called off any negotiations on Aarons’ new contract until the summer, and in the last week there have been many reports that some big clubs, like Arsenal as one example, would try to sign him this summer.
If he proves his fitness and his form when he comes back, we would hope that Newcastle could maybe do a deal with him sooner than the summer.
This is one of the players we don’t want to lose this summer.
It’s good news that Rolando is back in training this week.
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