Rolando Aarons has been out of the side since November 1st, when he came as a sub for the injured Gabby Obertan, and that’s over five months now – and the appearance against the Reds was only Rolando’s fifth appearance this season for Newcastle in which he scored a couple of good goals for the side.
Rolando Aarons – picking up “Wor Jackie” award this year
And Aarons also had played on the previous Wednesday at Manchester City in the 2-0 win, when Rolando scored in the 6th minute – but Pardew is on record as saying he played Rolando against medical advice in that game.
So when you look back on what’s happened since, Rolando definitely shouldn’t have played in either of those games, and he wouldn’t have been out for over five months.
It’s good that John Carver is not pressing Rolando back into service, and it’s a decent bet Aarons may not play again for Newcastle this season, with there being only 8 games left and just over seven weeks of the season.
There is some news today that Rolando will not be risked on Sunday at Sunderland, and we should hear more on that from John Carver in his press briefing tomorrow for the game.
It may even be good if Rolando is not risked again this season, and that would possibly help Newcastle keep the 19 year-old at Newcastle for next season, because it’s doubtful a club would come in for him with a big money offer without him fully proving his fitness.
Of course he could do that in pre-season and the league games in August – but we do expect Rolando to be with Newcastle next season, and hopefully we can even sign him to a long term before that.
When fit, Rolando showed early in the season that he could become a top future star for Newcastle United, and he picked up the Wor Jackie award earlier this year.
We hope he’s fully fit for pre-season and ready to go.
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